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Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 27th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is set for February 1, 2020 in beautiful upcountry Kamuela, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The town-wide celebration showcases the annual blooming of its historic cherry trees in Church Row Park and the Japanese tradition of viewing and appreciating the transient beauty of their flowers, or hanami. Festival attendees enjoy Japanese and multicultural live performances, as well as colorful craft fairs and hands-on demonstrations exploring bonsai, origami, a traditional tea ceremony, and mochi pounding—venues are identified by pink banners.
Free shuttle transportation between most festival venues is provided by Roberts Hawaii. Walking is also encouraged. The festival is organized by the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, call (808) 961-8796.
Photo: Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
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