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Sakura Festival

May 11 @ 1:00 pm


Each spring, the Sakura Festival celebrates the arrival of the beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms. This year, the City is also recognizing the 35-year anniversary of its friendship with our twin city, Itabashi, Japan. The free event will feature:

Greetings from Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Consul General of Japan MATSUNAGA Takeshi

Opening performance by Burlington’s Do Kon Daiko Japanese drumming group

Karate, aikido and iaido demonstrations

A performance by the internationally renowned taiko group Nagata Shachu

Suzuran odori (traditional dance) performances

Closing with exhilarating yosakoi dance by Sakuramai Toronto.