2023 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer Sign Up

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2023 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer Sign Up

The 2023 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, now celebrating its 56th year, is one of California's most prominent celebrations

By NCCBF Logistics

When and where


Japantown 1610 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94115

About this event

  • 8 days 13 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

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 8-9 and April 15-16, 2023. 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! We accomplish this by having volunteers throughout the city and the Bay Area to help make this festival a success. We are actively looking for volunteers.

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 8, 9,15, & 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

Please only take as many spaces as you can fill. It becomes difficult to fill in spots you give up as the dates get closer.

If you are 21+ or interested in a leadership position at the festival, please send an email to us at volunteer@nccbf.org for other volunteer opportunities.

About the organizer

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NCCBF Logistics