TIP: CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN & AROUND LA
Spring is almost here! One of the most popular attractions this season is photographing spring blooms and cherry blossoms! Check out our list of where you could see them!
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge | Tickets here
Various Dates In March & April 2018
Saturdays & Sundays, March 3 – April 29: Spring Bloom Walks
March 3 4, 10 &11: Origami Hands-On Demonstration
March 24 & 25: Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Trio Performance
March 31: Ikebana Workshop
April 6–8: TOMATOMANIA!
Join for a stroll through the Gardens at 11am or 1pm on weekends this March and April. Learn about cherry blossoms, flowering trees, and other seasonal favorites on these guided walks. Weekday tickets to see the cherry blossoms are available as well- no toured walks though.
Grab tickets quickly! Tickets to see the cherry blossoms sell out fast! General $9. Seniors and Students with ID $6. Children (5-12) $4. Descanso members and children under 5 free.
South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes | Tickets here
Saturday, March 3 @ 11AM - 4PM
With a short blooming season, many believe Cherry Blossoms symbolize the fleeting beauty of life. It is also the national flower of Japan. Join us for a “hanami” or Cherry Blossom viewing as you stroll through the Garden or picnic in the Amphitheater Lawn. Travel to Japan through sight, taste and sound with bento (lunch), beer and sake for sale by Okamoto Kitchen and The Ramen Spott, live performances throughout the afternoon, and family-friendly craft activities for all to enjoy.
General admission is $9, seniors and students for $6, and children’s admission is $4. Four years and younger are free!
Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza Drive, West Covina | FREE
Saturday, March 17, 2018 @12-6PM
The Annual West Covina Cherry Blossom Festival kicks-off Spring and celebrates the Cherry Blossom season. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Plaza West Covina located at 112 Plaza Dr., between Sunset Ave. and S. Vincent Ave. To accommodate all of our visitors, additional parking will be available at a nearby satellite lot, please visit our website, esgvjcc.org, for more information. Shuttle services from that parking lot will be provided all day by the City of West Covina. The event is free and open to the public.
The Cherry Blossom Festival is an opportunity for the city to welcome residents of the local community as well as visitors from the greater community to gather with the common enjoyment, interest and desire of experiencing Japanese flavors, sights and sounds. This is a chance to learn about Japanese culture, enjoy traditional music and dance performances, watch a judo demonstration, shop a wide variety of countless merchants, and be entertained by Japanese Taiko drums. These cultural performances will begin at 12:30 pm with the last performance will be at 5:30 pm. For a complete schedule, please visit our website, esgvjcc.org.
Huntington Beach Central Park Bandstand, 7111 Talbert Ave (Behind Huntington Beach Central Library) | FREE
Saturday, March 18, 2018 @ 11AM-5PM
In 2013 the Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom festival was created by one of our student ambassadors as her Girl Scout Gold Award project after realizing the program was in jeopardy due to a lack of funding. The Huntington Beach Cherry Blossom Festival features Japanese dance, music, cultural exhibits, arts, crafts and games and has become known for it's delicious Japanese food offerings!
Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival
Columbia Park, Torrance | FREE
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 11AM- 4PM
Enjoy entertaining cultural performances—plus an array of crafts by local artisans, a variety of tasty cuisine, and more!
The free festival includes performances from artists representing Asia, including Japan, Philippines, India, and Korea. The Torrance Craftsmen's Guild invites artists and crafters to display and sell their work; and there are activities like learning to make origami and face painting. Bring your friends, pack a blanket, and delight in the blossoming cherry trees!
Barnes Park, Monterey Park | FREE
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11AM- 7PM & Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11AM- 6PM
Planned and coordinated by community volunteers, the Cherry Blossom Festival strives to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of community.
Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the festival include games and crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays.
The festival will feature an international array of food, including many authentic Japanese items.