The Buffalo Cherry Blossom festival is happening! The Festival will be from May 1 through May 5 at the Buffalo’s Japanese Garden in Delaware Park or
The Buffalo History Museum. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic, blanket and camera. There are also self-guided walks with the Japanese Garden's Mobile Audio Tour.

On Wednesday, May 1 from 5 to 8 pm at the Buffalo History Museum, there will be a kick-off event. There will be a fashion show, Kimono demo and more! The event is free and open to the public.

"Get in the mood for the festival with a presentation about the 1901 Japanese Pavilion of the Pan-American Exposition. This informative presentation will be followed by a Kimono demonstration, display and a fashion show! For 1 night only, a Japanese Hinadan will be on display. A Hinadan is a special doll display that represents the Heien era’s Imperial family. It is traditionally set-up in Japanese homes to celebrate Girls Day on March 3rd."

~ Festival website

On Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Terrace at Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Parkway, there will be a 'Fundraiser for our Blossoms.' The cost is $40 per person or $70 per person. Tickets includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and so much more! Click here to get tickets!

On Saturday, May 4, there are a few events:

11:00 am Festival Opens
11:15 pm Odori No Kai- Japanese Folk Dancers
12:00 pm Japanese Group of Buffalo Chorus
12:15 pm DJ Sashimi
1:00 pm Kendama Naoki
1:15 pm ‘JGB Shibuki’ Japanese Taiko Drum Group
1:30 pm Pinky Poodle Doodle (Japan)
2:15 pm The Molice (Japan)

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