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Submitted by: Alysa Sakkas
Cupertino Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc.
Cherry Blossom Festival in Cupertino’s Memorial Park
Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. is sponsoring the 34th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017 at Cupertino’s Memorial Park. This fun family festival honors Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan by sharing Japanese arts & culture with the entire community. Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, admission is FREE, entertainment is FREE, and parking is FREE at De Anza College (Lots A&B).
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.
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 students selected for the annual cultural exchange program will be 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 hands-on arts & crafts and a petting zoo. Local high school service groups will lead games/crafts.
Japanese cultural arts and crafts vendors, a gallery of Toyokawa student artwork, and a pictorial timeline of Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa will be grouped at the “Japanese Pavilion” located at the Cupertino Senior Center (both on the patio and inside the building).
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
For more information about this event visit: www.cupertinotoyokawa.org
Vendor registration are being taken at: www.festivalproductions2.com
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