It’s time to get excited about The Big Picnic! Gather your friends and family from all over and come enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms in Yaletown.
The Big Picnic takes place in the spectacular David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Blvd).
The event will feature an opening ceremony that celebrates Japan’s original gift of cherry trees to the city of Vancouver and the Honorable David Lam’s gift of one hundred Akebono cherry trees to his Park as a symbol of friendship. The event will include the Kagami-biraki Ceremony (breaking of the sake barrel) with Consul General Maruyama from the Japanese Consulate General Vancouver.
You can now pre-order a delicious Blossom Bento to enjoy at the event, or visit one of our amazing food truck vendors. Don’t miss out on the amazing local performances and the chance to participate in fun interactive art activities and workshops. Share the love by tagging @vancherryblossomfest and using the hashtage #TheBigPicnic on social media! We highly recommend biking, walking or taking transit to the event.
Let’s create some happy cherry blossom memories together!
Disco Cheetah offers authentic, creative Korean dishes in Vancouver served FAST! Visit us at our Davie restaurant location or find our Food Truck!
Chickpea offers delicious Plant-Based Comfort Food with a Mediterranean Twist.
Scavenger Coffee is a bicycle-powered mobile craft coffee bar. For lovers of steel bikes, vintage espresso machines and everything handmade.
|11:30AM – 11:55AM||The Big Picnic Opening Ceremonies|
|12:00PM – 12:30PM||Vancouver Okinawa Taiko 🥁|
|1:00PM – 1:45PM||Zimbamoto 🎶|
|2:15PM – 3:00PM||Serengeti 🎶|
|3:30PM – 4:30PM||Raincity 🎶|
|10:00AM – 11:00AM||Yoga with Carolyn Anne Budgell 🧘♀️ (Note: the yoga session will be hosted on the grass in the park, rather than on the stage)|
|12:20PM – 1:00PM||DJ ICE B and Double Dutch 🎶|
|1:45PM – 2:15PM||Now or Never Crew 🕺|
|3:00PM – 3:30PM||Now or Never Crew 🕺|
We’re excited to announce that the haiku exhibition will be returning to its familiar spot in Yaletown, just like last year. And this year, we’ll also be celebrating the winner of the 2022 haiku competition! Don’t miss out on this beautiful display of poetry and art.
If you have general event questions, please contact [email protected] or connect with us through social media.
Programs subject to change.
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