Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 20/21 & 27/28 August 2016
Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
20 & 21 and 27 & 28 August 2016
9am – 5pm
Auburn Botanic Gardens
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The Auburn Botanic Gardens will be hosting the annual Cherry Blossom Festival on the weekends of 20-21 and 27-28 August. The Japanese Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) bloom for a brief two week period and are expected to attract over 20,000 people.
Highlights of the festival include the Japanese themed demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Kendo (Martial Arts) and various musical performances. The Peacock Gallery activities include an art exhibition, origami workshops as well as food and drink stalls.
The festival also brings the unique Japanese fashion subculture of Cosplay. This performance art sees participants dress up and play out character representations from various Japanese and American pop culture phenomena. This year festival involves a Cosplay and Kimono photo competition with prizes from Madman.
Entry to the festival is free to LGA locals, children under 16, and people in cosplay and kimono costumes.
A free shuttle bus service will operate between Auburn Station and the Botanic Gardens from 9am to 4.30pm.
Click HERE for more information and directions.