The Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual spring celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture in Southern California.
Each year the festival brings together a broad spectrum of performers and activities that span the traditional to the contemporary.
Taiko drumming, minyo, classical dance, gagaku music, origami, ikebana are presented alongside cosplay contests, anime characters, electronic music, jazz, video game tournaments and beyond.
Of course the event is also all about tasting the best of Japanese food and drink vendors in the region – 2019 marks the launch of the Sakura Night Market.
Please stay tuned for the full announcement of the 2019 program on the events official website: https://occbfest.com
Since its inception, the Festival has been inspired by and helped to fund an international student exchange program between Huntington Beach and its sister city, Anjo, Aichi Prefecture.
Friday, March 15 (5:00pm-9:00pm)
Saturday, March 16 (10:00am-9:00pm)
Sunday, March 17 (10:00am-4:00pm)
Huntington Beach Central Park
18000 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648