Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday 5th May, 2018 → Sunday 6th May, 2018

The Japanese Garden
1 Museum Court Buffalo , NY 14216
Time: Sat: 11:00am-3:00pm l Sun: 12:00-3:00pm
Cost: FREE!
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The 5th annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival.

Saturday is Music Day. Music is Art brings Japan Rock musicians ‘The Molice,’ Taiko drummers, haiku, dance, Dj’s and spoken word performers. And of course, pink boat rides. 

Saturday, May 5 schedule:

11:00 pm   Taiko Drum Circle Starts on grass

12::00 pm  Japan Group of Buffalo Chorus

12:20 pm   Oodori No Kai - Japanese Folk Dancers

12:40 pm   Mom Said No

  1:10 pm    DJ Sashimi / Robby Takac

  1:40 pm   "Shibuki" Niagara Taiko Drum Group

  2:10 pm   The Molice (Japan)

  2:50 pm   The Molice w/ Taiko Group

Live art featuring Chris Main, Vinny Alejandro, Thomas Webb, Kelly Kresconko, and Mark Adamusik. Live DJ sets featuring DJ Bud Redding, Brandon Curry, and Josh Santoro. Food trucks and Pink boat rides.

Vendors for the Day: BCBF Information, Kumagama - Clay Studio, Shibuki Taiko Group, YMCA Camp Weona.

Visitors for the Day: The Niagara Painters Plein Air Society

Food Trucks for the Day: The Great Foodini, Ms. Judi's Food Truck, Sassi Cakes

‘Cherry Blossom Challenge’ Orienteering

On Sunday, navigate your way on a 2.8 km course that starts and ends at the Japanese Garden traversing Delaware Park including the History Museum, Hoyt Lake, Marcy Casino, Rose Garden, Rumsey Woods, Mirror Lake and the Japanese Garden.

Register and start at 11:00 am near the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace near Elmwood Avenue. Designed for any experience level, walkers or runners. Instruction available. Register in advance to guarantee a map. A limited number of additional maps will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. $10 registration fee ($5 members) includes instruction, meet and 5-color map.  Questions about the event? Email the Meet Director: David Cady, or call him at (716) 837-3737.

Sunday, May 6th is Family Day. 12:00-3:00pm

Celebrate the festival inside the museum and outside in the Garden including puppet shows, origami and crafts for children. Participate in a pink parade, dance the May Pole or visit the Instrument Zoo provided by Music is Art. Food trucks and Pink boat rides.

Family Day Schedule:

12:30pm: 'The Bamboo Princess' a Japanese fairytale Puppet Show

  2:00pm:  Traditional Japanese Folk Puppetry demonstration; featuring Bunraku and Kuruma Ningyo puppetry

  3:00pm: Pink Parade

Vendors for the Day- located between the parking lot and The History Museum (West side): BCBF Information, Garden Walk, Veterans’ One-Stop Center of WNY, YMCA Camp Weona.

Visitors for the Day: Taoist Tai Chi

Food Trucks for the Day-located between the parking lot and The History Museum (West side): The Great Foodini, Ms. Judi's Food Truck, Sassi Cakes

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