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54th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival


You and your groups are invited to join the 2021 Virtual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival! Our 54th annual festival theme is Kizuna – Strength through Bonds of Community and Friendship. Our festival chose this theme to honor the 10 year anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and to celebrate the strength and resilience of our community in our past, present, and future.

You can watch live starting at 3pm on April 10-11 & 17-18, 2021 on Facebook Live (, YouTube Live (, and Zoom ( On zoom, you will get the full festival experience so we suggest registering there but tickets are limited. Our festival is free for everyone to attend, and we accept donations to support our festival participants and next year's programming. If you come from multi-generational families, we suggest watching the festival together. 

Tickets are now open to register for our Zoom sessions on each day of the festival. The tickets are free with optional donations. Our tickets are limited, so please reserve your spot soon! Visit, then tap on the pink "Save your seat to the Festival" button to sign up for the days you wish to attend.

We also invite you to our Give & Gift Fundraiser, an opportunity to shop in San Francisco Japantown while giving back to small businesses and supporting our festival at the same time. Please visit to view the shopping directory and pick up discounted gift certificates and gift packs before your next Japantown trip.

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program will host the 2021 Virtual Queen Program Night on Saturday, April 10th from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. PT. Please visit to register for your ticket and participate in their Community Raffle.

We sincerely thank long time festival supporters: San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC), Kikoman, San Francisco Japantown Foundation, the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Foundation and Union Bank for their generous support.

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