Spring is on our doorstep, and the corresponding flower blooms in Los Angeles County (such as they are) are right around the corner. While places like the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve are likely to have a down year due to lack of winter rains, there are still spots in the greater L.A.-area where you can enjoy a bit of colorful and fragrant fun. Case in point: Cherry blossom festivals.
To that end, if you’d like to check out some of the cherry blossom related events/festivals/walks available in and around our city, I’ve compiled a handy list of locations, dates, times, and costs for you to peruse below. These include the South Coast Botanic Cherry Blossom Festival, The West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival, the Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival, and Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park.
And of course if you need a little inspiration to plan a date, you can check out the video below showing off the cherry blossom bloom from last year (2017) at Descanso Gardens.
One quick note on Descanso for 2018: Instead of back-to-back weekends of cherry blossom festival events, this year they’re spreading out their talks/workshops/performances on various dates throughout March, while also offering ‘spring bloom walks’ every weekend in March and April.
Just something to bear in mind as you scan the list. In any case, enjoy!
2018 Cherry Blossom Festivals and Events in L.A.
South Coast Botanic Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
General Admission is $9, seniors and students are $6, and children are $4
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival in West Covina
Saturday, March 17, 2018, noon to 6 p.m.
112 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival in Huntington Beach
Sunday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
711 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA
Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 11 am.m. to 4 p.m.
Columbia Park, 4045 190th St, Torrance
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival in Monterey Park
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA
Cherry Blossom Month at Descanso Gardens
various dates throughout March and April 2018
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
General $9. Seniors 65 and over/Students $6. Children (5 to 12 years) $4.
Keep in mind some special talks and workshops include additional costs.