Frequently Asked Questions
If you have other questions about the festival please call the Sakura Foundation at 303.951.4486 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “CBF” in the subject line.
The Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square is the only festival in the Rocky Mountain region which exclusively features Japanese and Japanese American culture through music, dance, exhibits, arts and crafts and food.
Entry into the festival is FREE and open to the public. Food and merchandise may be purchased with cash or credit card, depending on the vendor. Food and merchandise booths operated by the Temple accept cash only.
ATM cash machines are available outdoors on the south side of the Temple and inside the Temple gym.
The Cherry Blossom Festival is located at Sakura Square in downtown Denver. Most of the activities take place on Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th Streets and inside the Temple at 1947 Lawrence Street.
Paid parking on a space-available basis is located on the corner of 19th and Lawrence Streets. Street parking around the festival is available per city meters; meters are free of charge on Sunday.
There are several public lots within walking distance of Sakura Square.
Light rail, car-pooling with friends/relatives and ride sharing are alternatives to driving to the festival. Here are some handy links for your transportation options:
RTD Light rail: https://www.rtd-denver.com/lightrail.shtml
Because we are concerned for the welfare of your pets, we highly discourage you from bringing them to the festival. The pavement is very hot in June and tends to damage the paws of your furry friends. Pets are not allowed in the Temple with the exception of service animals.
Typically the weather is hot and dry for the festival. Please be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated, especially if you are not from the area. We have had a few occasions of high winds and brief rain showers in the past. Please check a weather app or 9News.com for weather information closer to the date of the festival.
While there are no live cherry blossom trees in urban downtown Denver, you will see many replicas of the beautiful trees on the live performance stage and throughout the festival marketplace.
Please “like” our Facebook page by searching “Denver Cherry Blossom Festival” and re-visit this website for updates on performers and marketplace vendors.