Cherry Blossoms are in bloom this spring.  Amazing colors range from the popular pink blossoms to the beauty of white blossoms.  Check out these beautiful blossoms with your family.

Here's the list of where, when and what to do with the family! 

Welcome Spring! Get your camera ready and go take pictures! Look for them around the greater New Jersey area and in neighboring states. You will find family friendly festivals and activities that are great for kids of all ages.  What do they symbolize?  Japan’s symbolic national flower and friendship!  The Cherry Blossom blooming season is short, usually lasting only 2 weeks. So don't miss them!  Take photos with your kids! 

Go take your family to...

Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark

Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Branch Brook Park, Newark. 973.268.3500
April 6-14, 2019
Tour cherry blossoms and learn about Branch Brook Park. $ Admission.

Essex County Family Day At Branch Brook Park

Concert Grove, Park Street Entrance, Newark, 973.268.3500
Sat, April 13, 2019, 11am-3pm
FREE ADMISSION. Spend an fun family day among cherry blossoms at Branch Brook. Fun for kids of all ages. Participate in crafts, face painting, hula hooping, paddleboats and more! Fishing derby 12-2pm.

Newark Branch Brook Park Bloomfest

Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Clifton Ave Entrance, Newark, 973.268.3500
Sun, April 14, 2019,  11am-5pm
FREE. Enjoy a Bloomfest family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, a craft marketplace, food and more!

 

Cherry Blossoms outside the New Jersey area...

2019 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival Of Greater Philadelphia

Various Venues Philadelphia area, 267.348.0250
April 6-14, 2019
Week long Cherry Blossom Festival with events such as Sushi making, flower arranging, Taiko Drum Performances, Kabuki demos and more. Main event is Sakura Sunday April 14th 10AM-5PM, $ Admission. Featuring Japanese culture, live music, dance, martial arts, fashion, food and fun. Held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park, 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA.

Cherry Blossom Viewing (Sakura Hanami) At Japan Society NYC

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY, 212.832.1155
Sun, April 14, 2019, 1-2pm
Celebrate Spring. Enjoy a playtime picnic and under a fantastical indoor cherry blossom tree. Make your own magic growing sakura tree to take home! Ages 3-5. $ Ticket.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Matsuri 2019

990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 718.623.7200
Sat & Sun April 27-28, 2019, 10am-6pm
Annual cherry blossom festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Fun family event. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season. Admission Fee for non-members. Check out BBG’s Cherrywatch.

Central Park Cherry Blossoms

79th Street, New York, NY
FREE. Walk around with the kids and look for Cherry Blossoms near the Belvedere Castle in New York City’s Central Park. You can see 2 species of cherry trees this spring: Kwanzan Cherry and Yoshino Cherry.

Cherry Blossom Festival @ Randall’s Island Park

Urban Farm, Randall’s Island Park, NY
April
FREE. Celebrate Spring and Japanese Culture. Welcome to Randall Island’s Cherry Blossom Festival with live music performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, origami, kite flying, paper flower making, and much more.

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, 718.817.8700
March - May
See over 200 pink and white Cherry Blossom trees along the curving path in the Cherry Collection section of the garden.

National Cherry Blossom Festival In DC

March 20, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Go see cherry blossoms dotting the D.C. area. This National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan to Washington D.C.

Petalpalooza @ National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Wharf, 1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington DC. 877.442.5666
Sat, April 6, 2019, 12pm-9:30pm
If you’re traveling to the DC area this spring, the Waterfront is “home of the cherry blossoms”. Spectacular family friendly festival with games, kids activities, live music, Japanese culture, and evening Fireworks display.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Constitution Ave, 9th to 15th Streets NW, Washington DC. 877.442.5666
April 13, 2019, 10am-12pm
FREE. If you’re in the DC area, go celebrate Cherry Blossoms and watch a spectacular parade with giant colorful balloons (Olivia the Pig, Brainy Smurf, Care Bear, Voltron), floats, and marching bands. Celebrities, entertainers and performers.