2013 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the mission of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Committee to plant 1,000 cherry trees – 100 each spring over 10 years – to help beautify Nashville’s landscape.
Performance and Martial Arts Stage – The front steps of the Metro Courthouse serving as the main stage for a full day of live performances and a second stage for martial arts.
Arts and Culture Area – Artisans demonstrating their skill and displaying their works.
Ginza Marketplace – Wares for sale by artists specializing in Japanese traditional art forms and vendors of Japanese or Japanese-style merchandise.
Artist Avenue – New in 2013, featuring the skill and creativity of TACA artists.
J-Pop Land – Producers and retailers of modern, youth-oriented Japanese products.
Taste of Japan – A variety of Japanese and Japanese-influenced foods and non-alcoholic beverages.
Parking is available throughout downtown with $3 all-day parking in the underground public parking garage at Public Square.
Sakura Walk – 9:00 a.m.,
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Consul General of Japan will lead the Cherry Blossom Walk. The 2.5-mile course begins and ends at Nashville’s Public Square, the site of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The course follows the Cumberland River Greenway, looping at Sister Cities’ Magdeburg Connector to Morgan Park in Germantown.