BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – In Japanese culture, cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring and a reminder of the beauty of life. For the third year in a row, friends of Buffalo’s cherry trees in Delaware Park are hosting a week long celebration of the colorful buds.
The Japanese Garden reminds Buffalonians of the special relationship between Buffalo and the people of our sister city, Kanazawa, Japan, who donated the trees. The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on Saturday, April 30th, and runs through May 7th. Events will include a “Cherry Jam” for musicians, a Music is Art “Instrument Zoo,” hula hooping, and pink boat rides in Hoyt Lake. On Thursday, May 5, visitors can attend a cocktail party fundraiser on the portico of the Buffalo History Museum. Money raised at this event will help pay for a new gate at the entrance to the Japanese Garden.
More information is available at www.buffalocherryblossomfestival.org.