Cherry Blossom Festival Blooms in Cupertino’s Memorial Park

The Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister City Committee is sponsoring the 32nd annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26, 2015. This family festival honors Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan. Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM and admission is FREE.

Indoor cultural displays and demonstrations will be featured in the Quinlan Community Center.

Outdoor entertainment is held at the Amphitheater and includes Taiko drum groups, Japanese dancers, various martial arts, and musical performances take place throughout the day. Children’s activities feature hands-on arts & crafts, and a petting zoo.

The festival offers a wide selection of Japanese food and beverages, entertainment, demonstrations, cultural exhibits, art, crafts and clothing for sale.

Also featured is the 2nd annual Japanese Speech Contest conducted by NSG Colleges USA. The contest will take place at 10am on Saturday, with the grand prize of a Japan-related travel package valued at $500.

Food and drink include sushi, spam musubi, gyoza, Asian chicken salad, yakisoba, mochi, teriyaki chicken skewers, hot rice, shave ice, fruit bowl , kettle corn, cotton candy, coffee, smoothies, beer, sake, plum wine, sodas, and lemonade.

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