Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4. So you don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity to learn about and celebrate Japanese culture. The 2020 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, will be taking place at the Public Nashville Square from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is totally free to the public. This is remarkable considering the incredible entertainment, food, and vendors that you will be able to enjoy at the festival. Nashville has held this event marking the end of Japan Week for 12 years now. Thus, you may already know how much fun you will have exploring a different culture. If you haven’t gotten the chance to join the festival before, come out this year and see what you’ve been missing out on!
All About the Festival
Tennessee’s premier Japanese cultural festival will start with a Cherry Blossom walk at 9:30 a.m. So come out early if you don’t want to miss it. Then there will be performances throughout the day on two different stages. You will love all of the singing, dancing, acrobatics, martial arts, and musical performances celebrating Japanese culture. There will also be a considerable number of food trucks and vendors with excellent works of art and crafts, tasty snacks, and beverages. Don’t forget about the educational exhibits, fun activities for the whole family, and more.
For cosplay lovers out there, get excited about the annual cosplay competition. You can show off your creativity and passion for Japan. There is still time for you to apply to be a participant in the cosplay competition. Therefore, hurry and reserve a spot now so you have a chance to claim your title. Whatever you decide to do at the 2020 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, be sure to use the hashtag #NashCBF to connect and show off your favorite performances or purchases.
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How You Can Volunteer
Each year, the festival relies on the hard work and dedication of volunteers to make this event run smoothly. If you want to be a part of the festival, submit an application to volunteer by Friday, March 27. There are a number of opportunities for volunteers to help. They can set up areas for vendors and exhibitors. The volunteers could also help out with the performers, vendors, and exhibitors. They can collect donations and help cosplayers. Enjoy everything the Cherry Blossom Festival has to offer while also being an essential member of the team!