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Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival 2021

Take in Japanese culture under the fragrant pink trees


Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva
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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the spring and Japanese culture. This time-honored tradition is held in early April at Nashville Public Square, as this is when the downtown sees an explosion of stunning pink blossoms that make a fantastic atmosphere all around.

Festival highlights comprise the contemporary and traditional Japanese music and dancing, cultural lectures, exhibits, Cherry Blossom Walk, arts & crafts, a roving Japanese "Candyman." Besides, here you can also discover martial arts demonstrations, anime merchandise, sumo-suit wrestling, children's activities, a Cosplay Contest, and, of course, try a variety of delicious Japanese cuisine.

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