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Cherry Blossom Festival

Red Wing Park is well known in Hampton Roads for its beautiful, Japanese style gardens.

But the park really attracts visitors every Spring when it’s beautiful Cherry Blossoms are in bloom.  

This weekend is the Cherry Blossom Festival at Red Wing Park, which will be a celebration of Spring and peace.   This family friendly event will feature Japanese music, dancing and martial arts demonstrations.

While there, you can enjoy the tranquil gardens and Red Wing Park’s trademark bright red bridge, which is always an ideal spot for pictures.

There will also be local vendors, so be sure to bring your wallet!

And you don’t have to leave your fur baby at home.  Red Wing Park has a lovely dog park where your four legged friend can stretch their legs and enjoy what will hopefully be a beautiful Spring weekend!

The rain date for this festival is Sunday, April 2.

Things for the Littles: Not only will you be able to get your littles outside and to the park on what should be a gorgeous Saturday, but there will be plenty activities for the littles.  There will be bookmark making, Japanese crafts  and games, face painting and crafts with the local girl scouts.

Schedule of Events:

12:45 – 1:00 pm

Introduction | Councilman Wood, Emcee
National Anthem | Mr. Israel Medina, VBFD Master Firefighter Medic
Opening Remarks | Mayor Sessoms​

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Okinawan Music & Dance Performance | Okinawa Sanshin Kai of Virginia Beach and Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozonkai
Volunteer Recognition | Councilman Wood, Emcee
Introduction of Sister Cities Association of Virginia Beach (SCAVB) and Youth Ambassador | Ruth Fraser, SCAVB president and Mindy Medrano (Youth Ambassador)
Karatedo Demonstration | Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Martial Arts and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Koto Performance | Virginia Beach Koto Society
Filipino Dance | School of Creative and Performing Arts, Philippine Cultural Center

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Taiko Performance | Soka Taiko Group
Dynamic Japanese Dance “Yosakoi” | ODU Japanese American Students Association
Koto & Saxophone Performance | Virginia Beach Koto Society
Kobudo Demonstration | Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Martial Arts
Hawaiian Hula Dance | Hula Studio Kahanuola

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Jūdo & Jūjyutsu Demonstration | Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Martial Arts and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Taiko Performance | Soka Taiko Group
Iaido / Kendo Demonstration | Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Martial Arts and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Dance Performance | Bayside High School Japanese Club
Volunteer Recognition | Councilman Wood, Emcee
Youth Choir Performance | Cape Henry Collegiate School
Aikido Demonstration | Dai Nippon Butoku Kai Martial Arts and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Okinawan Music & Dance Performance | Okinawa Sanshin Kai of Virginia Beach and Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozon Kai
Closing Remarks | Councilman Wood, Emcee​

 

 

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