9th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival – Buffalo Rising

The weather has miraculously changed in favor of the 9th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival.

The 2022 Festival, presented by The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Buffalo History Museum, Friends of the Japanese Garden and Music is Art, will be a true celebration of spring, culture, hope and peace, strong bonds that unite Buffalo with sister city Kanazawa, and the magic of the cherry blossom.

Photo by Vincent Barbano

“Nothing says spring in Western New York like the return of the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival and the beautiful blooms behind our museum,” said Melissa Brown, executive director of the Buffalo History Museum. “This celebration of Japanese history, culture and the natural beauty of our region is a staple of our festival season.”

“Being back in person for the 9th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival just adds to the exciting extra year we have ahead of us celebrating Olmsted’s 200th anniversary,” said Buffalo Executive Director Stephanie Crockatt. Olmsted Parks Conservancy. “In fact, the Japanese Garden at Delaware Park is also celebrating its 60th anniversary of affiliation with Kanazawa in Japan. The festival supports this special landscape, and the Buffalo History Museum and Friends of the Japanese Garden have always been essential partners in developing this flourishing experience with an expanded education and culture.

“Year after year, the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival brings visitors to the Japanese Garden to stroll along the blossoming trees and enjoy the gift of spring after a long cold winter. These delicate blooms only last a short time and remind us of the fleeting nature of life,” said Paula Hinz of Friends of the Japanese Garden.

Photo of a dog and flowers
Photo by Vincent Barbano
  • Celebrate inside the Buffalo History Museum and outside in the Japanese Garden with exhibits and cultural activities
  • Learn about bonsai, origami, folk dolls and Kanazawa, our sister city in Japan, at the activity tables at the Buffalo History Museum
  • Enjoy Music is Art’s 3 live music stages in the Japanese Garden
  • Stroll through the garden, admire the flowers and take a ride on the pink boats on Mirror Lake
  • Grab something to eat from food trucks like Cheesy Chick, Fat Bob’s, and Tiny Thai
  • Enjoy a pop-up tea ceremony on the upper portico of the Museum

Festival weekend

Saturday April 30and – Sunday May 1 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Japanese Garden in Delaware Park and Buffalo History Museum

A Museum Courtyard, Buffalo, NY 14216

For a complete schedule, please visit: www.buffalocherryblossomfestival.org

↑ Photos of Vincent Berbano

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