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2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer Sign Up
The 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, now celebrating its 50th year, is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community.
This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 08-09 and April 15-16, 2017. The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 16, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.
To make this year a success, we need your help!
All volunteers will be assisting the logistics team. Upon checking in for their shifts at the information booth (located in the Peace Plaza), volunteers will receive a T-Shirt, and water will be available upon request. In addition, any supplies (such as gloves, brooms, dust pans, etc.) essential to completing assigned duties will be provided at the information booth. The following are examples of the logistics team's needs from all volunteers:
April 08, 09, 15, & 16
- Delivering and setting up barricades, tables, chairs, and other supplies
- Setting up, maintaining, and organizing green compost, yellow disposal, and blue recycle bins
- Sweeping the area for beautification
- Securing areas around the festival
- Gate & traffic monitoring
- Other requests as needed