Come celebrate the arrival of spring with the Virginia Beach Cherry Blossom Festival in Red Wing Park! The park is home to 150 Yoshino cherry trees—the trees were a gift in 2005 from Virginia Beach’s International Sister City Miyazaki City, Japan. The two cities were first declared Sister Cities in 1992, but had enjoyed a fruitful relationship since the early 1980s. Mount Trashmore Park and Tallwood Elementary reinforce this friendship by claiming sisterhood with Miyazaki’s Hagino Dai eco-park and Minami Elementary School. A visit to the Cherry Blossom Festival includes a children’s’ StoryWalk, crafts, Japanese music, haiku contests, cultural performances, martial arts demos, and many more family fun activities!
Not able to make it to the physical location of the festival? No problem: the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation website has a wide range of events offered virtually to help share the Virginia Beach Cherry Blossom Festival with friends near and far.
The festival will be hosted in Red Wing Park (1398 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA) and run from March 26 – April 3, with daily hours ranging from 1-4 pm or 2-5 pm. The festival’s webpage provides a detailed schedule of events.
Visit the VB.gov website to learn more about the 2022 Virginia Beach Cherry Blossom Festival:
Photos taken from the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation website.