Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

March 1, 2021

April 25, 2021


Trees - Various Locations, Events - Online


Events Description

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is the city’s signature springtime event and the annual celebration of cherry blossoms inspired by the age-old Japanese cultural tradition of hanami (flower viewing). We invite you to take part in Vancouver’s annual cherry blossom celebration: share bloom updates and your photographs with us on social media, participate in our community events, volunteer, or suggest a partnership for a new program.

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) will present free online programs to safely engage the community in interactive, social, and artful ways.

March 1-June 1, 2021: Haiku Invitational

The Haiku Invitational presented by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. is an online contest with six main categories receiving submissions from all over the world. The top poems in six main categories (Vancouver, BC, Canada, United States, International, and Youth) will receive celebrity readings and be featured in creative ways during the 2021 festival some which include: Haiku Canada newsletter, an online publication in the newsletter of the Haiku Society of America, and publication on the VCBF website. Winning poems will be read by Christopher Gaze at the VSO’s Tea & Trumpets Concert, at our media-kickoff event, Cherry Jam Downtown concert by media celebrity emcee and celebrated at Sakura Days Japan Fair Leith Wheeler Haiku House.

Apr 25: Sakura at Home
Virtual fundraiser celebrating spring & sakura, showcasing a diversity of great chefs and the beautiful art of food.


Date & Time:

March 1 to April 25, 2021

Venue & Address :

Sakura Trees – Various Locations, Events – Online

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