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Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

April 12 @ 11:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival will take place April 12 through April 14 at the Seattle Center.

Visit Seattle Centers Armory Food and Event Hall and Fisher Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 for the Annual Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival. This festival underscores the deep friendship between Seattle and Japan as it honors the renewal of life with springtime cherry blossoms, booming Taiko drums, contemporary Japanese arts, and a traditional tea ceremony.

The first festival was initiated by Mayor Wes Uhlman and community leaders to commemorate a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to Seattle on the occasion of the U.S. Bicentennial by Japan’s former Prime Minister, Takeo Miki. Before the festival made an appearance at Seattle Center in 1979, it was held at Seward Park for three years and has since grown into a three-day celebration enjoyed by thousands of people each year. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

For more information, visit seattlecenter.com.


April 12 @ 11:00 am
April 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Fisher Pavilion-Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA
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