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Cherry Blossom Festival 2024 in New Haven, CT

Just for one week, the cherry trees of New Haven are in full bloom

Dates: April 14, 2024

Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square (New Haven, CT)
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The history of celebration in New Haven dates back to 1973, when cherry trees were planted in Wooster Square. Back then, the Historical Commission and Parks Department of New Haven, together with local residents, planted 72 trees. Since then, over 10 000 people come here every year to enjoy the walk, entertainment, and of course to take some marvelous photos.

Cherry Blossom Festival in New Haven is a combination of traditional Japanese nature observation and a powerful community-building event. Throughout the festival, you will enjoy live music, games for children, and trucks with street food under the sakura. The festival runs from 12 to 4:30 pm, and the admission is free for all. And if you want to bring your pet along, you are more than welcome to do it.

In a typical year, the cherry blossom peak in New Haven is at the end of April. Since the tree's bloom is over in a week, or even less, it is vital to check the cherry blossoms' forecast before arrival or plan a trip to Connecticut around the festival date. In addition, if you're coming from afar, be sure to book your housing in New Haven in advance.

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