Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park
Montgomery Drive & Belmont Avenue (I-76 Exit 341)
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Sakura Sunday is the centerpiece event of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival and it 2014 it is our finale. This day-long celebration of all things Japanese features live music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, arts & crafts, karaoke, and much, much more. Sakura Sunday brings contemporary and modern Japan to Philadelphia.
Sakura Sunday is held at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center, which is home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees. Many of the trees were part of JASGP's 1,000 tree pledge, but two trees at the sundial date back to 1926!
Sakura Sunday is a family friendly event, and that extends to our four-legged family members. So whether you're looking for a dose of Japanese culture or if you just want to take in the breath-taking beauty of the blossoms, grab your family, your pets, and even your neighbors for a beautiful day in the park!
- Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year Contest
- Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade
- Harajuku Fashion Show
- Shofuso Tours
- Little Akiba Anime & Cosplay Area
- Top Origamist Contest
- Full Program
Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 & under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate in cash. Early Bird tickets can be purchased for $7 through eventbrite.com.* All sales are final. There is no group discount available.
Parking inside the Horticulture Center grounds is prohibited. Paid parking will be available near the Mann Music Center for $10/car. Larger vehicles, such as buses and extended vans may park for $20. The parking area is a short walk from the main entrance, but free shuttle buses will also run regularly between the parking area and the festival grounds. A handicap accessible shuttle will be available.
Center City Shuttle Bus:
Shuttle buses will run between 30th Street Station and the Festival grounds on Sakura Sunday. The pick-up point is on the south side of Market Street (between 29th & 30th) in the cut-out in front of the IRS building. The cost for riding the shuttle is $5. The full $15 (admission + shuttle fare) is due before boarding. There is no set schedule. The first bus will depart at 8:45 AM and subsequent buses will run as they fill up. Return trip only tickets (also $5) are available for purchase prior to departing the festival grounds.
Additional Transit Options:
Sakura Sunday will be held RAIN OR SHINE on April 13, 2014.
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