Cherry Blossom Festival | Spring Events in Buffalo | New York by Rail

april, 2020

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Cherry Blossom Festival in Buffalo

A colorful festival is coming to Buffalo just in time for Spring! Enjoy a picturesque Japanese garden at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY!

Please Note: The 2021 dates for this event have not yet been announced. The dates reflected are from 2020.

What better way to get your Spring season started than at the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival? The picturesque Japanese Garden in Delaware Park will begin to show its beautiful colors just in time for the celebration. The annual event will take place from April 29 to May 3 this year.

The days are packed with cultural events and activities that highlight Japanese traditions. These events open up people’s eyes to Japanese culture and their practices. The family-friendly festival includes puppet shows, origami, drum circles and rides on little pink boats. Surrounding them are vendors and food trucks to keep everyone full throughout their activities.

The festival has an Opening Ceremony to kick off the days of activities. In the past, some days held Fusion Food themed parties and traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Events also include the “Cherry Blossom Challenge,” in which participants find their way through a course beginning and ending at the Japanese Garden. For this event, there is a $10 registration fee.

While there may be tickets for some events, entrance to the Japanese Garden is free and is open during daylight hours.

Visitors Celebrating Japanese Culture and Traditions at the Cherry Blossom Festival | Photo from Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Visitors celebrating Japanese culture and traditions at the festival. | Photo from Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Festival Goers Making Origami at the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival | Photo from Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Visitors craft origami at the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival. | Photo from Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

How to Get to The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Experience the festival via Amtrak to Buffalo-Exchange Station in Buffalo—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Buffalo-Exchange Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Buffalo-Exchange office today at: 716-884-6666.


April 29 (Wednesday) - May 3 (Sunday)


Japanese Garden of Buffalo

1 Museum Court