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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off today

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 03, 2014 8:39 am

Cherry Jam Downtown kicks off month-long celebration with music, dancing, drumming, haiku reading and more.


– Tetsu Taiko Japanese drumming
– Musical performance by Michael Averill
– Announcement of 2013 Haiku Invitational winners
– Vancity Soran: Vancouver’s only Yosakoi & Soran dance team
– Picnicking under the blossoms on petal mats designed by Bing Thom Architects

The seventh annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) officially kicks-off a month-long celebration of Vancouver’s 40,000 cherry trees with a free Cherry Jam Downtown concert under Vancouver’s most famous canopy of akebono cherry trees, now in peak bloom.

DATE: Thursday, April 3, 2014

TIME: 12 p.m. noon

LOCATION: Art Phillips Park / Burrard SkyTrain Station, Lower level concourse and under cherry tree canopy. Burrard at Dunsmuir, Vancouver.


Image: Ben Hayze

DH Vancouver Staff
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