L.A.’s Cherry Blossom Festivals Return in March

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It’s hard to believe but spring is almost here and that means it’s time to celebrate Japanese culture through the blooming of the beautiful cherry blossoms.

There are several 2016 festivities happening throughout Los Angeles scheduled in the coming weeks, each with its own spin on traditional Japanese arts, crafts, and entertainment.


During the month of march public cherry blossom festivals will be held at Descanso Gardens, in West Covina, and down in Huntington Beach, with another mid-April celebration scheduled in Monterey Park.

Check links after the jump for times and more information for each venue.

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossoms
Credit: Descanso Gardens on Facebook

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2016 Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens
Saturday March 12, 9:00am-5:00pm
1418 Descanso Drive,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
General $9. Seniors 65 and over/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $4.

2016 Cherry Blossom Festival in West Covina
Saturday, March 19, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
South Hills Plaza 1420 S. Azusa Ave., West Covina

2016 Cherry Blossom Festival in Huntington Beach
Sunday, March 20, 11:00am-4:00pm
Huntington Beach
711 Talbert Avenue

2016 Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11:00am-6:30pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 11:00am-6:00pm
Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA

Know of any other cherry blossom events happening this year? Let us know in the comments below!


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