In San Francisco, it has become a tradition to stage a massive binational, bicultural celebration that coincides with the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Hundreds of artists from the Bay Area and across the Pacific gather at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival to share their craft and passion with our spectators every year. Please join the festivities across our festival areas by shopping the Arts & Crafts Area in Buchanan Mall, enjoying festival eats at the Food Bazaar, and watching live performances on indoor and outdoor stages throughout Japantown.

arts crafts fair Arts & Crafts Area 工芸 - Shop a variety of unique, handmade gifts online at the 2021 Virtual Arts & Crafts Fair! Many of these independent artists rely on craft shows as their main source of income, so they appreciate your support. Be sure to tag the artisan(s) and NCCBF in your social media posts and include the hashtags #NCCBF54 #NCCBFVirtualFair!…
Children's Village Area Children’s Village Area - The Children’s Village Area typically includes children’s games and cultural hands-on activities, demonstrations, displays, and entertainment, led by a hardworking volunteer team! We hope to produce this activity area for our youngest festivalgoers at a future in-person Festival.
kitsune udon, takoyaki, poke bowl, japadogs Food Bazaar & Sapporo Beer Garden - Food Bazaar 食べ物 Learn more about several nonprofit organizations that participate in the Food Bazaar in this blog post. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival’s Food Bazaar is a crowd favorite. At a future in-person Festival, you will find the best Japanese outdoor festival foods prepared by Bay Area Japanese community organizations in this food…
The Center, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California Performances & Exhibits at the JCCCNC (the Center) - Known for providing traditional Japanese performances and cultural art exhibits, the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC, or the Center) is one of the Festival’s major indoor venues, located at 1840 Sutter Street in Japantown. The Center generously offered the 2021 Virtual Festival livestream studio space. Over the first three days of…
Sakura 360 Sakura 360 Area – New Culture Meets Old Culture - The Sakura 360 Area is the newest attraction, the Japanese pop culture department of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival! Sakura 360 honors the modern 360-degree pop culture exchange between Japan and America, involving anime, gaming, fashion, music, and dance. Follow the latest news of Sakura 360 on Facebook and Instagram @NCCBFSakura360, and remember to…
Webster Street Stage - The Webster Street Stage began over 25 years ago to promote the San Francisco Bay Area’s contemporary musicians and performing artists. It has provided Asian Americans and entertainers of various backgrounds a venue to showcase their talent. The stage lineup has always been exciting to watch with a variety of popular music, including classic 80’s…