The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival’s Senior Appreciation Brunch began over 30 years ago to recognize and thank seniors in the local Japanese American community for their dedicated volunteer services. Every year, honorees are nominated by the Festival’s Executive Committee, senior centers, and community organizations, and they will receive certificates of commendation from elected officials. Following the brunch, they are recognized at the Grand Parade for their commitment to the Japanese community.

The Senior Appreciation Brunch did not take place in the 2021 Festival, but we hope to resume this special event at a future in-person Festival.

Senior Appreciation Brunch
Senior Appreciation Brunch at 2018 Festival

Meet our Senior Appreciation Honorees from previous years:
2020 Senior Appreciation Honorees
2019 Senior Appreciation Honorees
2018 Senior Appreciation Honorees
2017 Senior Appreciation Honorees
2016 Senior Appreciation Honorees
2015 Senior Appreciation Honorees