The Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal first started in April of 2002 in Pasadena, CA. It was held at the Pasadena Convention Center, Victory Park and the Rose Bowl. We then moved the festival to the Little Tokyo District of Los Angeles for the next 5 years. The festival was free to attendees and is held in April.
We are now looking to re-design and produce the Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal back in Pasadena, CA in 2018.
The Festival promotes the culture of Americans of Japanese heritage especially focused on the ongoing history of World War II and the internment of Americans of Japanese Ancestry.
Pasadena – 2002 – 2006
Los Angeles, Little Tokyo District – 2007 – 2011