The 2014 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 10am to 4pm at Public Square Park. This year’s festival will honor the planting of 600 Japanese Cherry Blossom trees throughout the city and has been titled “Beneath the Blossoms.”
The festival is now in its sixth year and is a free, family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville.
- Japanese Music & Dance
- Martial Arts Demonstrations
- Japanese Food Trucks & Vendors
- Cultural Lectures
“Cherry blossoms, or sakura, have been a symbol of U.S.-Japan friendship since the Mayor of Tokyo donated 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912. Today, cherry blossom festivals, or sakura matsuri, are celebrated every spring all over the United States.”