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Cultural Event

Hot Springs National Park, AR

Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival

Photo credit: Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation

Time & Location

April 3, 1pm – 5pm
Hot Springs Convention Center (Hot Springs National Park, AR)



The 2022 festival will feature cultural demonstrations, musical and dance performances and exhibits. The Sister City Youth Art exhibition will debut at the event before moving to the library for the remainder of April. This year the festival will also include lectures and workshops for those wanting a more hands-on experience. An anime costume contest is planned as well as a variety of traditional Japanese carnival games. Prizes for the First Annual Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku competition will be awarded with winners invited to read their haiku at the event.

Visit the Hot Springs National Park Arkansas website to learn more.

This event is supported through The Japan Foundation CGP, Education Grant for Grassroots Exchange and Education.

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