Many destinations are in bloom this spring. From California To Maine and everywhere in between, millions are getting ready to enjoy the greatest spring festivals in their areas. For many this means a cherry festival. Known for their stunning pink and white and fragrant blooms, the cherry tree and festivals surrounding them have come to represent spring in the US is here. Tradewinds Travel Club invites you to take a closer look at some of the US top cherry festivals. Learn more about the history of the cherry tree in the US and why these festivals are so important to the millions who enjoy them each year. Make the most of your vacations with Tradewinds Travel Club as we look at the top destinations for spring travel in 2011.
History Of The Tree And The Festival From Tradewinds Travel Club
Though festivals can be found throughout the US, no where is it bigger and more celebrated than in Washington. First given as a gift of friendship to the people of the United States from the people of Japan in 1912, the beauty of the flowering cherry tree now fills the streets and the senses of everyone who walks by these historic trees.
The history associated with the original trees given by Japan is still an important aspect of the Washington Festival today with celebrations of the Japanese people and culture found daily during the festival. This history of giving has now been reciprocated by the US back to the government of Japan as well making this gift one that continues to live on even today.
Tradewinds Travel Club – Top Cherry Festivals In The US
Washington DC – National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 26th – April 10th
Multi-media Festival party
Cherry Blast: Art + Music Dance Party
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Petal Fest & Performance Stage on Woodrow Wilson Plaza
Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival
Music of Spring
“Arts of Japan” Tour
Some Of The Other Great Cherry Festivals In The US
Traverse City MI – July 2 – July 9
Macon GA – March 18-27th
Pasadena Cherry Blossom Festival – Late April
San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival – April
Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival – Late April
Emmett Cherry Festival – June
Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) – Late April
No matter where you live, you are sure to find a cherry festival that you can enjoy. Learn more about the history of this amazing tree and the many great facts associated with all types of cherry trees in the US. Make the most of all your vacations with Tradewinds Travel Club as you explore the world.