The Cherry Blossom Festival has many family friendly activities that are hands on, educational, and culturally oriented. Most activities are completely free. Two competions are offered this year: Anime and Cosplay. For details, click CONTESTS
GAMES & CRAFTS
Kids and their families are invited to come to the Children’s Services department at the Library for FREE Cherry Blossom Festival fun.
The Cherry Blossom Festival attracts many great vendors who offer a shopping experience straight from Japan! 2022 vendors include: Ohio Kimono; the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club; Books, Comics, and Things; Japanese Saturday School; Daisuki Imports; Asian Styles; and Yamerpro.
If you enjoy action, come watch the martial arts demonstrations!
The stage performances at the Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne are legendary, and offer a wide selection of music certain to please anyone. Our featured artist group this year is the Miyabi Koto and Shamisen Ensemble from New York. Other performances range from traditional taiko drumming, Japanese folk dancing, Japanese trumpet and violin music, kendama demonstratons and Japanese Anime songs. Performances will occur in the lower auditorium, the Gallery and on the Plaza.
Taste Of Japan
There will be a variety of food vendors at the Festival: Pho-Shi, Umi, Bamboo Garden, Kona Shaved Ice, All Over Creation and and Hungry Asian Market. Enjoy curry dishes, yakisoba, spring rolls, mochi ice cream, candies, rice crackers and many more tasty treats!
Kei Quinn's Tea Ceremony ladies will perform a traditional tea ceremony and explain each of the parts. The audience will share in the drinking of tea.
Sponsors & Friends
The Chapman Fund
FCC (Adams) LLC
Continental Structural Plastics
Nishikawa Cooper LLC
C & A Tool Engineering, Inc.
Enjoy singing karaoke-style songs in English or Japanese! Sign up for one of the 45 minute sessions. Cost: Free