SAKURA SUNDAY THIS WEEKEND!
The 17th Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival will be wrapping up in Philadelphia with it’s grand finale event, SAKURA SUNDAY. We’re excited to host a pop-up shop at the event - our 5th year attending!
Philly’s Sakura Matsuri takes place this Sunday, April 13th from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Enjoy the centuries old tradition of hanami, picnicking under the blooming sakura and ume blossom trees, outside the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. Sample from the Japanese food vendors or pack your own bento lunch; enjoy two performances by the world-renowned Tamagawa University Taiko Drum Troupe, and enjoy some people watching during the Prettiest Pet In Pink Contest (Liz’s favorite) and the Cosplay Fashion Show.
Although paid parking outside of the festival grounds is available, there is also a Center City Shuttle ($5 one way) that picks up from the south side of Market St. (between 29th & 30th) in the cut-out in front of the IRS building. SEPTA also offers bus service to the Centennial District. As usual, BICYCLES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME and park for free (about a 4.5 mile trip from Center City, via the Schuylkill River Trail).
Ticket purchasing and a full schedule of events is available here.
The weather is looking to be about 70 degrees and sunny, so we hope to see you there!
I can’t wait! I’ll be heading up after I get off work. :)