Welcome to the 2023 Festival

The Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival returns on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 11 am – 4pm, bringing the community together to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom alongside the cultural richness of Japan.

Between 11 am and 4 pm, the Matsuri Tent will offer displays and demonstrations from local artisans including calligraphy, bonsai and origami, as well as the opportunity to experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
In the Sakura Tent, visitors can experience an ikebana demonstration, and performances by taiko drummers, folk singers and dancers.
Children of all ages are invited to the Chibi-Chan Tent to learn how to fold origami creatures using special Japanese papers and techniques.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy a range of Japanese menu items from an array of local vendors.
Check out the video below for a sneak peek of what you might expect to see at this year’s Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival.