With all the cherry blossoms in full swing, we’ve got Japan on the brain. Luckily, there’s actually a place near Toronto where you can fulfill your dream of visiting Japan without the price point of a plane ticket.
At the Sakura festival, you can enjoy a few different entertainment activities, like watching a Japanese drumming performance, a demonstration from Shudokan Family Karate, plus singing and dance performances.
On top of that, you can also enjoy the nearby sakura blossoms that are in peak bloom and are located at Spencer Smith Park. Take part in hanami, the Japanese term for flower viewing.
The festival takes place on Saturday, May 13 at 1pm.
If that wasn’t exciting enough, Burlington will also be hosting a Taste of Japan Festival throughout the month of May from the 13th to the 31st.
The Sakura Festival kicks off the Taste of Japan festival that will be serving Japanese and Japanese-inspired dishes. More information about the event will hopefully be announced soon, but check out the link above for when they announce more. The Taste of Japan is a part of a bigger program called Taste of Burlington, meant to celebrate Burlington’s up and coming, exciting food scene. They serve different pre-fixe programs throughout the year as well, so there’s plenty of opportunities to indulge.
Where: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre at 440 Locust Street