Weather Update

The Cherry Blossom Festival at Red Wing Park is canceled for March 23rd-24th due to heavy rain and wind. The festival will continue as planned from 25th-30th.

Together with our sister city, Miyazaki, Japan, we celebrate the blossom season with a variety of programs that promote the rich culture and beauty of Japanese music and art. This week-long celebration includes Japanese Garden Tours, cultural performances, martial arts demos, custom shirts, children’s activities, and more!

Traffic Advisory

Expect heavy traffic and delays on General Booth Blvd during this event. Check out the event schedule and plan ahead.

Festival Schedule

Parking Instructions

Parking will be available in the park’s grass lot during Cherry Blossom events. Please follow signs, designated parking directors, and traffic flow during your visit.

  • Grass Field: General parking and additional accessible parking.

  • Park Office/Dog Park Lot: Reserved for handicap-accessible parking only.

  • Japanese Garden Lot: This lot will be closed during the event.

When planning your trip, please note that there are two designated parking areas within the park. Accessible parking is available in the front near the park restrooms, while main parking is on the grassy field towards the back. Additionally, when exiting the park, please be aware that left turns are not permitted.

Virginia Beach Cherry Blossom Festival

Vivaldi Spring

A birds-eye view of 150 Yoshino cherry trees in peak bloom at Virginia Beach’s Red Wing Park, a gift from International Sister City Miyazaki City, Japan, in 2005. Vivaldi’s “Spring” is performed by "Symphonicity,” an all-volunteer orchestra in Hampton Roads, Va., featuring violinist Megan Van Gomple.

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Cherry Blossom Festival T Shirts

Fashion with a Conscience

Celebrate spring and the cherry blossoms in style by purchasing a custom-designed Red Wing Park t-shirt, tank top, or sweatshirt to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation. The shirts will be on sale ONLINE only. They are available in youth and adult sizes in a variety of styles and colors.

Thank you to this year’s sponsor!

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Thank You to this Year’s Event Partners

  • Hula Studio Kahanuola

  • Japan VA Society

  • Japanese Education Culture Center

  • ODU Japanese & American Student Association

  • Okinawa Sanshin

  • Symphonicity

  • Virginia Beach Koto Society

  • VBCPS Japanese Club & National Honor Society

  • Virginia Beach Parks and Rec Foundation

  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries

  • Virginia Beach Sister City Association

  • Youth For Understanding