The centerpiece event of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday is a celebration of all things Japanese. Opening ceremonies get things started at 10:30 am, giving way to a full slate of activities, including:
- Tamagawa Taiko Drum and Dance Group Performances
- Traditional Arts, such as Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, and Shamisen
- Martial Arts Demos
- Origami, calligraphy, and other indoor activities
- Tours of Shofuso
- Little Akiba – Anime, Manga, Music, and Karaoke area
- Harajuku Fashion Show
- Japanese Food and Product vendors
- Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade
- And more!
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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is located near Montgomery Drive & Belmont Avenue (I-76 Exit 341), Philadelphia, PA 19131. For GPS purposes 100 N. Horticulture Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131
There is none. Sakura Sunday will be held rain or shine, so if the forecasts look grim, start making teruterubozu
Adults $5 / Children (14 & under) free. Pets on leads are welcome. Pre-sale tickets are not available. No credit cards.
Event parking is available near the Mann Music Center for $10 (Buses $20). A courtesy shuttle runs from the lot to the entrance, but the lots are just a few minutes walk from the entrance. There will be a handicap accessible shuttle.
Shuttle bus service from Center City will run continuously from in front of the Union League (Broad & Sansom Streets) beginning at 10:00 am. The $10 round trip fee and admission will be charged at the bus stop. Return shuttles depart from the bridge by Shofuso with final shuttles departing at 4:30 pm.
Other Modes of Transportation
The Horticulture Center is a short bike ride away from Center City and West Philadelphia and there is plenty of bicycle parking available. Septa routes 38 & 64 also have stops nearby.
Vendors of Japanese and other foods will be on site. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic lunches. Alcohol is not permitted at the event.
Photographers are welcome and encouraged to take beautiful shots. Please be respectful of other guests.