Western Sydney’s hugely popular Cherry Blossom Festival is set to return after a two-year hiatus. For nearly two weeks you can explore a gorgeous wonderland filled with pleasing pink hues, delicious food, live entertainment and of course, cherry blossoms. It’s all happening at the Auburn Botanic Gardens as the nine-day festival prepares to usher in the start of cherry blossom season.
Cherry Blossom Festival 2022
The full program is yet to be revealed but in the past years, the festival has been a bustling playground of activity. With canopies of pretty pink cherry blossoms, multiple photo ops, a delightfully scenic setting and food trucks aplenty, it’s a much awaited winter event in the city.
Several events are held at the gardens which pay homage to Japan’s rich culture. You’ll find sumo wrestlers throwing their weight around and plenty of Japanese pop culture cosplay at the venue. Other highlights include a lovely emerald green lake filled with geese, origami hangings and Japanese street food.
The Cumberland City Council’s website mentions that the festival promises to bring back the ever popular ‘Cherry Trail’ along with the Japanese fusion food village. Festival fixture Izakaya Bar is also set to return slinging craft beers and sake on site along with a roving Hello Kitty.
There will also be live music to entertain you as you walk around the gardens. Tickets usually cost just $10 for adults and can be booked via the council’s website. We can’t wait!
Watch this space for updates.