Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

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Cupertino Memorial Park

21121 Stevens Creek Boulevard

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Cherry Blossom Festival in Cupertino’s Memorial Park, Quinlan & Senior Center

Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. is proud to present the 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2019 at Cupertino’s Memorial Park, the Quinlan Center and the Senior Center. This fun family festival honors Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan by sharing Japanese arts & culture with the entire community. Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, admission is FREE, entertainment is FREE, and parking is FREE at De Anza College (Lots A&B).

Indoor cultural exhibits and demonstrations take place throughout the day in the Quinlan Community Center, featuring music and dance performances and cultural displays, demonstrations, workshops, and hands-on activities presented by professionals, non-profits, and special interest groups.

Outdoor entertainment is held at the Amphitheater and includes Taiko drum groups, Japanese dancers, various martial arts, and musical performances throughout the day. VIP festival guests, local government, school board members, and students selected for the annual cultural exchange program will be introduced at noon on Saturday. Throughout the lawn areas will be arts and crafts exhibits and special interest groups such as Japanese dog and koi fish clubs. Children’s activities feature hands-on arts & crafts and a petting zoo. Local high school service groups will lead games/crafts.

Japanese cultural arts and crafts vendors, a gallery of Toyokawa student artwork, and a pictorial timeline of Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa will be grouped at the “Japanese Artisan Pavilion” located at the Cupertino Senior Center and patio.

This year, the festival is proud to honor Shiba Inu Fanciers of Northern California as the featured artist for 2019. The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the native dog breeds from Japan and was originally bred to flush out birds and small game from brush for its owner. At the festival the group will provide an opportunity to meet their dogs and learn about this iconic Japanese breed.

Food and drink include sushi, spam musubi, gyoza, asian chicken salad, yakisoba, mochi, teriyaki chicken skewers, hot rice, shave ice, fruit bowls, kettle corn, cotton candy, coffee, smoothies, beer, sake, plum wine, sodas and lemonade.

For more information about this event visit: https://www.cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org/

Vendor registration are being taken at: www.festivalproductions2.com

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CupertinoToyokawa

Tweet us: @Cupertino_CBF

Video sample of 2016 festival: https://youtu.be/ZM-sOjVTiWs

Sample Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75375566@N03/

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