Vancouver's annual Cherry Blossom Festival announces dates for Spring 2019

Feb 27 2019, 11:20 pm

Vancouver’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is returning for Spring 2019.

It’s a celebration of the city’s gorgeous pink cherry trees and a welcome sight for the winter-weary Vancouverites.

The almost month-long festival takes place from April 4 to April 28, 2019, and spans across all of Metro Vancouver.

 

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The Cherry Blossom Festival looks to show off close to 40,000 trees, many of which originated as gifts from Japan. The festival looks to express the city’s gratitude while celebrating the beauty and joy that the blooms with the flowers.

Many popular events which were held during last year’s event are expected to make a return for this year, including:

  • The Big Sing
  • Sakura Night
  • Cherry Jam Downtown Concert
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair
  • The Big Picnic
  • Spring Lights Illumination
  • Haiku Invitational
  • BC Blossom Photo Watch

Further details for each event will be announced as the festival draws closer.

New to this year, festival organizers have made the point of asking anyone taking photos in neighbourhoods to be respectful when visiting.

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Where: Various locations throughout the city

When: April 4 to 28, 2019

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival