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Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival at Barnes Park
April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pmFree
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The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival comes to Barnes Park April 22 and 23 for an arts event with entertainment, learning, and fun in honor of the Japanese American culture.
Organized by community volunteers, the Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival offers the full experience. Take a gander at some traditional Japanese dancing or listen to the resounding beats of the taiko drums. Check out the martial arts presentations or participate in the ancient art of the tea ceremony. You also won’t want to walk away without buying some of the handmade crafts. There’s no chance you’ll walk away hungry, as a variety of foods honoring many authentic Japanese delicacies will be offered. There’s also a raffle to enter for some fun prizes. This free two-day event also welcomes the little ones with games and crafts.
The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival’s hours are 11:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday April 22 and 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on Sunday April 23.