2011 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2011 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, now celebrating its 44th 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. Please join us and become a sponsor of this popular Japanese American community event.

This year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 9-10 and April 16-17, 2011. All are welcome to join in the festivities as we celebrate Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown!

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 April 17, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms; and held at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

When?

Festival: Saturday and Sunday, April 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 2011
Grand Parade: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Queen Pageant: Saturday, April 9, 2011

The San Francisco Wushu Team will be performing on Sunday, April 10th at 4:45 PM.

Where?

Festival: Japantown (@ Post & Buchanan Streets), San Francisco
Grand Parade: Begins at San Francisco City Hall and ends at Post & Fillmore
Queen Pageant: AMC Kabuki 8 Theater, Japantown

For more information, visit http://www.nccbf.org/

Footage from 2011 CCC Spring Festival

If you missed our performance at this year’s Chinese Culture Center Spring Festival, check out some of the footage people uploaded on YouTube below: