Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2021
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is the city’s signature springtime event and the annual celebration of cherry blossoms inspired by the age-old Japanese cultural tradition of hanami (flower viewing).
We believe that everyone should have access to the arts, and therefore the majority of our events are free to the public.
A wide range of actively engaging, cultural and multifaceted community events including multicultural performances, guided cycling, tree talks and walks, poetry and photo contests benefit approximately 175,000 local, national and international participants for one month each spring.
Be sure to check out the 'Blooming Now' section, with daily updates of where in the city to find the most beautiful cherry trees in bloom.
Given COVID-19 we will present free online programs to safely engage the community in interactive, social, and artful ways.
In addition to the listings above, some online festivals are on our Arts & Culture page. Check it out!