Once the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival or Sakura Matsuri, which is a weekend long festival of traditional and contemporary Japenese culture. Enjoy taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, J-pop, samurai sword fighting, cosplay fashion show, traditional kimonos, and more!

The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1. Tickets cost $25 per adult and children under 12 are free.