Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the annual Clark College Sakura Festival scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020, has been canceled.
Over twenty-five years ago, the City of Vancouver received a gift of friendship: 100 Shirofugen cherry trees. They were planted at Clark College, creating an enduring reminder of the bonds between our region and Japan. Over the years, those trees have grown and blossomed—as has that friendship, creating traditions like the establishment in 1995 of a sister-city relationship between Vancouver and Joyo, Japan, and our annual Sakura Festival, begun in 2006.
Learn and see more about the rich history of the Sakura Festival.