Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 at Branch Brook Park
We're hoping that the cold weather didn't hurt this year's cherry blossoms. Regardless, the festivities will go on and we can only hope for warm weather soon so blossoms can bloom this season.
Check out the schedule of events for Bloom Season:
- SATURDAY, APRIL 8 - Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race
Race through the park in the Cherry Blossom Challange - an official NJBA event. Cash prizes. Registration required. Free to enter park and watch.
- SUNDAY, APRIL 9 - Cherry Blossom 10K Run
Race through the historic cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race! The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative Cherry Blossom 10K Run long-sleeved T-shirt. The top three finishers in each age category will receive a commemorative fleece jacket. A portion of the race proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Registration required. More info
- SATURDAY, APRIL 22
One Mile Fun Run (Free)
For ages 6+. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and an award at the completion of the race. More info
Essex County Family Day (Free)
Test out your hula hooping, work out in our paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted, our grab food from one of many food vendors. More info
Fishing Derby (Free)
You’ll have a great time creating your own ‘big fish’ stories and spending some quality time with your friends and families. more info
- SUNDAY, APRIL 23 - Bloomfest!
Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace, food and more!
See full schedule of stages