Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver 2012

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Cherry Blossoms Vancouver

The annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival starts today with the kick-off  event the Cherry Jam.  The festival celebrates the seasonal treasure that lightens the streets every spring. The City of Vancouver has well over 40,000 cherry blossom trees (check out the cherry blossom map) many of which have blossomed, a sure sign that spring has arrived. You the reader can also submit your cherry blossom haiku and even create your own cherry blossom origami.

Notable Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Events

Cherry Jam

When: Thursday, April 5, 2012

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Tojo kicks off Culinary Demonstrations
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: SakuraB bento box lunch pick-up
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm (Upper Canopy): Free Umbrella Dance Lessons
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Concert

Where: Burrard SkyTrain Station, downtown Vancouver

Cherry Blossom Umbrella Dance Flash Mob

When: April 14, 2 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery lawn, Georgia and Howe

Tickets: Participation costs $12 and tickets must be bought in advance from vcbf.ca

Sakura Days Japan Fair

When: April 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Entrance Fee:

Adult (19-64)………………………………………$10.00
Senior (65+)…………………………………………$8.00
Child (3-12)…………………………………………..$6.50
Youth (13-18)……………………………………….$8.00
Family (2 adults & 2 kids under 19)………….$24.00
VanDusen Garden Members………………………..Free

Image:  dgwwong

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