41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
April 27 • Noon - 5 p.m.
Related pages: Festival Program • Pre-Concert
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The cherry trees are in bud, a few are even in bloom!* Just a few days to go. Come and enjoy entertainment, food booths, art-related events, activities for children and pets, and lots more. New Haven Museum, which has a History of Wooster Square exhibit featured through May 10, 2014, will be back this year, as will Horizon Wings Raptor Rescue (with a bald eagle!) and Make A Bracelet – huge hits with kids of all ages. Plan to come!
More about the Cherry Blossom Festival:
Entertainment on the Festival Stage will include jazz, steel band, big band music, and for the third year – opera. Specifics: Tuxedo Junction, the Big Band Sound; HAND, progressive rock; Dramma per Musica, Opera; St. Luke’s Steel Band with special guest, Music Haven!
The Pre-Cherry Blossom Concert ...
... will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm. in St Michael's Church on the Wooster Square Park. This will the 16th annual pre-Festival concert, performed by the wonderful musicians of Wooster Square. It is free, but donations are encouraged to help support the church. Click to see the program.
Getting to the Festival & parking
Wooster Square Park is across from the 500 block of Chapel Street. We encourage Festival attendees to walk, bicycle, or take public transit to this colorful outdoor festival. It’s a 5-10 minute walk from the New Haven Green. Bus transit routes have stops at the Park on Chapel Street and nearby on Grand Avenue and State Street. Limited parking is available on neighborhood streets and in school parking lots: Conte School, off Chapel Street across ftom Fuel, and Metropolitan Business Academy, on Water Street, about a 6-minute walk.