This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego’s 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival! During March 9, 10, and 11 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily, visitors are able to enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami - appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Last year, our cherry blossoms attracted over 12,000 people and are expected to surpass that number as this will be our second year holding the festival over three days! Each day will be accompanied by various food vendors, cultural performances and demonstrations, and a plethora of family friendly activities!

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Inquiries can be e-mailed to Jon at events-marketing@niwa.org.


Over 40 visiting and local vendors will be participating in this year's festival! There'll be something unique for everyone to take home and enjoy!

Looking for your organization to reach a growing audience? Consider becoming a sponsor for the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival!

Various volunteer opportunities for each day of the festival are still available! Enroll individually or enroll as a group today!

From community groups to cultural performers, each day of the festival is filled with family friendly entertainment at our Inamori Pavilion!


Festival Ticket Prices

Pre-sale tickets are priced at a flat fee of $12. Pre-sale ticket holders will be able to skip the general admission line and gain access through the express entry through the bamboo gate. Pre-sale tickets will be available until 24 hours before each festival date. To purchase your pre-sale tickets today, click on the date you would like to attend.

*JFG members will also be allowed express entry through the bamboo gate with their membership card and proper ID.

Tickets will be also be available each day of the festival at the door and will reflect our regular admission prices:

General admission ... $10      |      Students, active military, seniors (65+) w/ ID ... $8      |     Children 6 and under ... FREE