02mayAll DayBuffalo Cherry Blossom Festival(All Day: saturday) Japanese Garden, 1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216
Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
The Japanese centered festival brings color and fun back to New York for the spring season.
Current Status: Virtual in 2020.
Kick off spring and help the season come back to life at the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival! The annual event that began in 2014 will take place virtually on May 2nd with a “Blizzard of Blossoms” to follow the cold winter blizzards. The blossoming Japanese Garden in Delaware Park will paint the spring sky with color for a family fun weekend.
The festival is filled with cultural events and activities that highlight Japanese traditions, allowing guests to learn about their culture. Featured events include food themed parties, puppet shows, origami, drum circles, rides on little pink boats, and more. The festival kicks off on May 2nd with an opening ceremony and tasting event: Booze and Brews, Buffalo’s Blossoming Craft Industry Tasting.
The weekend will also include Music Day, with several live Japanese musicians, DJ sets and even live art to entertain visitors. Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival will come to a close on Monday with the “Cherry Blossom Challenge,” where participants can navigate their way through 2.8 km picturesque course in Delaware Park. Throughout the entire week, guests are able to go on self-guided tours of the Japanese Garden in addition to their Mobile Audio Tour.
The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival also offers a food trucks to ensure no visitor is left hungry. Vendors for the weekend will include The great Foodini, Ms. Judi’s Food Truck, and Sassi Cakes. While majority of the events at the festival are free, there are tickets for certain events. Otherwise, entrance to the Japanese Garden is free and is open during daylight hours and offers free parking.
Take Amtrak to The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
Experience these performances via Amtrak to Buffalo-Exchange Street Station in Buffalo—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!
Get picked up from Buffalo-Exchange Street Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Buffalo-Exchange Street office today at: 716-884-6666.
All Day (Saturday)
1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216