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The iconic Denver Cherry Blossom Festival returns this weekend

Jun 19, 2024, 6:34 PM | Updated: 6:36 pm

Courtesy of Denver Cherry Blossom Festival...

Courtesy of Denver Cherry Blossom Festival

The Denver Cherry Blossom Festival is back this weekend at Sakura Square.

Put on by the Sakura Foundation and the Tri-State/Denver Buddist Temple, the 2024 Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Sakura Square at 19th & Lawrence in Denver.

The 50th annual festival celebrates Japanese culture through music, dance, exhibits, arts, crafts, dance, and food.

The festival features:

  • Live performances of traditional Japanese dancing, singing, instrumental music, Taiko drum ensemble performances, judo, karate, and aikido demonstrations.
  • Cultural demonstrations and lectures on topics such as bonsai (tree sculpting) and Buddhist teachings.
  • Japanese-themed marketplace with jewelry, toys, artwork, pottery, accessories, clothing and anime.
  • Live art demonstrations, chilled somen (thin wheat flour noodles) and other snacks.
  • Japanese cuisine including sushi, teriyaki burgers, manju, spam musubi, teriyaki chicken plate lunches and teriyaki beef bowls and sake and craft beer.

Courtesy of Denver Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival is the main event that raises funds for the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple and Sakura Foundation’s operations and programs.

You can enjoy the festival for free, happening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sakura Square, located between 19th and Lawrence streets.

Get all the details on the Cherry Blossom Festival here.

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