Cherry Blossoms Beckon in Balboa Park

March is coming, which means it’s time for the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) in Balboa Park —a can’t-miss opportunity to experience the natural beauty of our city’s jewel!

Cherry Blossom Festival VIP Tickets

A VIP ticket gains access to the VIP entrance located at the Upper Garden back gate. This entrance is limited to JFGM members and VIP Cherry festival ticket holders. Click here to purchase.

Cosplay Contest

Compete for awards based on two categories:

  • PRESENTATION: Stage presence and costume appearance during the walk-on of the Cherry Blossom Cosplay Contest event.
  • CRAFTSMANSHIP: Quality and accuracy of the costume. You’ll need to bring a reference photo to leave with the judges. Work-in-progress photos are always recommended.
Cherry Blossom Festival Japanese Friendship Garden

Awards will be given out for:

  • Best in Theme—Cherry Blossom
  • Best in Originality 
  • Best in Show

Registration is now open until all spots are filled! Click here.

See you there!

Japanese Friendship Garden is located at 2215 Pan American Road. E., San Diego, CA 92101.

For more information and updates, visit the website here and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    March 7, 2024 10:00 am
  • End Date
    March 10, 2024 7:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Location
  • Venue
    • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Address
    2215 Pan American Road. E. San Diego, CA 92101
  • Tickets
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    2215 Pan American Road. E. San Diego, CA 92101
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