San Francisco is preparing to host of the the largest Cherry Blossom Festivals in the world (outside of Asia). Over the next week, 200,000 revelers will descend upon San Francisco to celebrate the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. The weather should be good and the festival should be a nice way meet and party with the locals.
"In Northern California we have taken up the popular love of the
cherry blossom to stage a massive binational, bicultural celebration."
"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."
"What’s in the Festival: The Street Fair will include a food bazaar,
featuring traditional Japanese cuisine and cooking demonstrations, a
Japanese traditional arts and crafts fair, and a children’s village.
Entertainment stages will feature performances by Japanese classical
and folk dancers, martial artists, taiko drummers and others. Companies
sponsor a high profile street fair area, a street fair booth, one of
two entertainment stages or a combination of these."
"The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is pleased to announce
that this year’s Grand Marshal will be actor and activist George Takei."
Who can resist?
"Enjoy the Parade!"
Festival Events take place from 12pm to 5pm on the following days:
Queen Program and Festival- Saturday, April 11
Festival - Sunday, April 12
Festival - Saturday, April 18
Grand Parade and Festival - Saturday, April 19
Cherry Blossom Festival Website: http://nccbf.org/home/