Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival 2023

The 48th Seattle Annual Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

Start Date

Friday, April 14, 2023

End Date

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Festival Location

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109, United States


Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Committee (SCBJCF)


  • Phone: (206) 723-2003
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: SCBJCF Committee, PO Box 9311 Seattle, WA 98109-0311


Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival

About the Festival

The Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival is annually held at the Seattle Center on Harrison Street in Seattle, WA. Japan’s former Prime Minister, Takeo Miki, gifted 1,000 cherry trees to Seattle on May 8, 1976. And this gift marked the beginning of the annual festival that has grown to become the largest of its kind in the Northwest. For the first two years the Cherry Blossom Festival took place at Seward Park, before moving to Seattle Center in 1978.

The Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Japan and features culturally educational programs, arts, technologies, food, entertainment, and lots of fun. In 2023, the three-day Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival will take place from Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 16.

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  1. We would like to plan to the attend the festival on Saturday, April 15th we will have a party of 6 which includes a girl 7 years old and a boy 4 years old. Could you give us a schedule of events so that we can plan when to arrive and how long to stay. Thank you

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