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Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival – April 23rd through May 4th, 2014

Celebrates Buffalo's Japanese Garden at Delaware Park this week and next
Celebrates Buffalo's Japanese Garden at Delaware Park this week and next
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The inaugural Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival, happening in Delaware Park’s Japanese Garden, runs from Wednesday, April 23rd through Sunday, May 4th. The event will feature guest speakers, music, entertainment and more, and many of the events are free to the public.

The festival’s opening ceremony begins on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Buffalo History Museum, located in front of the Japanese Garden at 1 Museum Court. Admission to the ceremony, featuring a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, is included with BHM admission ($7 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and students (13-21), $2.50 for children (71-12) and free for members and children under 7).

The next night, Thursday, April 24th from 6:30 to 9 p.m., is the Cherry Blossom Ball at the History Museum, featuring a catered dinner from Oliver’s – find out more about the Ball and purchase tickets here.

Among the other programs scheduled for the 12-day event: author lectures, special tours, food and beverage demonstrations, film screenings and more. There will also be an orienteering event, the Cherry Blossom Challenge, taking place on the final day of the festival, Sunday, May 4th.

A full list of events for the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival can be found at www.buffalocherryblossomfestival.com.

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