Salem Cherry Blossom Festival

by Lynn Moyers on February 16, 2017

Salem’s 3rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
March 18, 2017
Oregon State Capitol Blding and Park
Salem, OR 97301

Here are some of the activities for the whole family to participate in:

  • Kite Flying Demonstrationssalemcapitol
  • Make-your-own kite kits
  • Taiko Drumming
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Bonsai Display and Demonstration
  • Ikebana Display and Demonstration
  • Gyotaku
  • Cherry Product Samples
  • Koto Music
  • Musical performance from Cherry Blossom Theatre Festival
  • Kimono Fashion Show
  • Japanese Dance and Chorus Performances
  • Cherry Industry Information

More can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1641385406165027/.

Salem’s annual festival is free and open to the public, and has free parking under the Capitol Mall (accessible from Chemeketa Street, from Capitol or Winter Streets) and in the Yellow Lot (between Winter and Summer Streets and Center and Marion Streets.)

Before the event you can participate in the Cherry Blossom 5K Run! More information here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OR/Salem/CherryBlossomRunandFestival

Salem as a city embraces cherry blossoms and Japanese culture throughout the city.

World Beat Gallery is hosting “Kitsuke: The Art of Wearing Kimono: February 1 to May 17. For more information, go to http://salemmulticultural.org/gallery_current.shtml. And to see other kimono related talks and demonstrations hosted by World Beat visit http://salemmulticultural.org/gallery_calendar.shtml.

Salem Theatre Network is hosting a four-day Cherry Blossom Theatre Festival. For more information, go to https://salemtheatrenetwork.org/cherryblossom/ .

At the beginning of March you will start to see decorated Japanese parasols at local downtown businesses and other locations. These are a project by Artists in Action. Check out the parasols when you are out and about. Learn more about Artists in Action at https://www.meetup.com/ArtistsInAction/.

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