The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual spring celebration of Japanese arts and culture organized by Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, with tremendous support from title sponsor Subaru of America, Inc.

Featuring a variety of events throughout the city, this yearly festival brings a taste of Japan to Philadelphia and highlights the beauty of Japanese sakura—the flowering cherry trees that brighten city streets and parks with their distinctive pink blossoms.

When and Where

We’re putting the finishing touches on the 2024 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival schedule. With events programmed throughout the month of April, the festival centerpiece event of Sakura Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 13–14, 2024. Check back here for the latest information about all festival programs as it becomes available.

  • Sunday, April 7

    Festival opens with performances by Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Troupe

  • April 8–14

    Dine In Japan—Enjoy special menus at select Japanese restaurants in the region.

  • Friday, April 12

    Sakura Weekend kick-off event at The Fallser Club with an evening of Japanese music, art, and dance

  • Saturday and Sunday, April 13–14

    Sakura Weekend at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center

    Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture under the cherry blossom trees of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park during Sakura Weekend. This free and public festival event will include music and dance performances, activities for the whole family, food vendors, a beer garden, and much more! Over a dozen local food and merchandise vendors are scheduled to participate, including Maido!, Triple Bottom Brewing, Urasenke Philadelphia, and more.

  • April 18–26

    Youth Rebellion in Japanese Cinema—Curated series at Lightbox Film Center


Admission to Sakura Weekend is not ticketed and is free and open to the public.

Admission requirements will vary for other festival programs scheduled during the month of April. Check back here for the latest information about all festival programs as it becomes available.


Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia gratefully acknowledges all supporting partners and sponsors of the 2024 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival.

Title Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Sekisui America Corporation
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • The Fallser Club
  • Holt Logistics
  • Maido!
  • Mentholatum USA
  • Penn Center for East Asian Studies
  • Temple University Japan Campus
  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

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