Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is the city’s signature springtime event and the annual celebration of cherry blossoms inspired by the age-old Japanese cultural tradition of hanami (flower viewing). We believe there is power in “connecting our communities”. Our mantra, “there is no stranger under the cherry tree,” welcomes inclusion, participation and celebration of all community groups. Through our community-building events, we want to make the arts accessible to and representative of all people across all backgrounds. For the few weeks, the cherry blossoms are in bloom, we are united as one community and there are no strangers under the cherry tree.

We believe that everyone should have access to the arts, and therefore the majority of our events are free to the public. Hailed as an “intra-community arts and culture festival”, VCBF contributes to a more vibrant arts and culture scene by educating and increasing appreciation of the arts. A wide range of actively engaging, cultural and multifaceted community events including multicultural performances, guided cycling, tree talks and walks, poetry and photo contes