Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival
- Date and time
- 2022/04/30 - 05/01 10:00 - 18:00
- Cupertino Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd.
- Cupertino Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
About this event
Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. (CTSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The City of Cupertino and the City of Toyokawa, Japan, have been sister cities since 1978. Our program promotes cultural awareness and friendship between the two cities.
The relationship continues to thrive through the annual student exchange program, and adult exchange every 5 years and the cultural awareness is promoted each year through our two-day annual Cherry Blossom Festival held on the last weekend in April. FREE admission, FREE entertainment and FREE parking at DeAnza College (Lot A&B).
Outdoor entertainment is held at the Amphitheater and includes Taiko drum groups, Japanese dancers, various martial arts, and musical performances throughout the day. VIP festival guests, local government, school board members, and the NorCal Cherry Blossom Queen and her court are introduced at noon on Saturday. Throughout the lawn areas will be arts and crafts exhibits and special interest groups such as Japanese dog and koi fish clubs. Children’s activities feature games, hands-on arts & crafts, and a petting zoo.
Indoor cultural exhibits and demonstrations take place throughout the day in the Quinlan Community Center, featuring music and dance performances and cultural displays, demonstrations, workshops, and hands-on activities presented by professionals, non-profits, and special interest groups. A gallery of Toyokawa student artwork from our annual art exchange program will be on display. Japanese cultural arts and crafts vendors and a pictorial timeline of Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa will be grouped at the “Japanese Artisan Pavilion” located at the Cupertino Senior Center and patio.
Food and drink include sushi, spam musubi, gyoza, Asian chicken salad, yakisoba, mochi, teriyaki chicken skewers, hot rice, shave ice, fruit bowls, kettle corn, cotton candy, coffee, smoothies, beer, sake, plum wine, sodas, and lemonade.
Number of Booths
over 50 Merchandise vendors
over 5 Food and Drink vendors and trucks
over 30 Indoor and Outdoor Exhibitors and Performances
● Sponsor levels: Diamond, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Suiseki and Tomodachi
● Food and Merchandise vendors: Applications open in late January of each year.
● Performers and Exhibitors: Indoor and outdoor in the Amphitheater