Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Park Avenue and Lake Street
Newark, NJ 07104

For the last 38 years, people from throughout New Jersey have traveled to Essex County Branch Brook Park to celebrate spring under an awning of pink petals every April. The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a jam packed schedule of events that pays homage to the historic Essex County Park System, captures the beauty of the cherry tree, and embraces the Japanese tradition of hanami. The festival is administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs and is supported by corporate and community partners throughout Essex. Many events are free and all are open to the public.

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