The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse at Nashville Public Square. Admission is free. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. with the Cherry Blossom Walk, hosted by Sister Cities of Nashville. Festival highlights include Japanese music and dance, a roving “Candyman,” martial arts demonstrations, art, anime merchandise, children’s activities, sumo-suit wrestling, Cosplay Contest and a variety of Japanese cuisine featuring special menus from some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks. Proceeds benefit the 10-year mission of planting 100 Japanese cherry trees each spring in Nashville parks and neighborhoods.