Welcome to the 2022 Virtual Festival

Celebrate the beauty of rebirth & renewal


The 2022 festival returns with a series of free online activities. Although the blossoms have fallen from the 255 Akebono sakura trees in Steveston’s Garry Point Park, the celebrations continue with this year’s virtual content. Watch exclusive live musical performances and enjoy traditional Japanese cultural activities. Take in the festivities from the comfort of your home OR scan QR codes from your smartphone as you tour our event kiosks at Garry Point Park. The kiosks will be available through Tuesday, April 19.

This year’s festival theme is kizuna, which means the enduring bonds between people. It’s a timely reminder that we are all in it together, as it is through strength of friendship and camaraderie that the country has been able to navigate the global pandemic.

Explore Our Festival Attractions & Activities

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Welcome Speeches

Musical Performances
Senior Crafts
Tea Ceremony
Kimono Demonstration
Sushi Rolling
Bonsai Pruning
Ikebana Flower Arrangement