Seattle's massive Cherry Blossom Festival returns April 2020

Mar 4 2020, 10:47 am

The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival, one of the city’s most beloved annual events, is returning for Spring 2020.

It’s a celebration of the city’s gorgeous pink and white cherry trees and a welcome sight for the winter-weary Seattleites. The event takes place this year from April 24 to April 26 and is the largest and oldest festival of its kind in the Northwest.

The festival was first initiated in 1976, as Seattle was gifted 1,000 cherry trees by Japan’s former Prime Minister Takeo Miki. The festival looks to express the city’s gratitude while celebrating the beauty and joy that blooms with the flowers.

Many popular events that were held during past festivals, such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy stations, Taiko drummers, and storytellers, are expected to make a return this year.

 

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Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

When:Β April 24 to 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:Β Seattle Center β€” 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Admission: Free