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May 13, 2018, Sunday - Cherry Tree Festival at Nicollet Island

Time: 3 pm

Location: Nicollet Island Park, 40 Power Street

Cherry Tree Festival

The Minneapolis-Ibaraki Sister City Association invites you to the annual Cherry Tree Festival on Nicollet Island, featuring the Harisen Daiko Drumming Group. Admission is free, and anyone with an interest in Japanese culture is welcome. The city of Ibaraki, Japan, presented a number of cherry trees to Minneapolis, so we gather each year to enjoy the trees, which are planted on Nicollet Island. Ibaraki also presented Minneapolis with a commissioned work, the "Bell of Two Friends" so we ring the bell together as a part of the Cherry Tree Festival. Listen to some wonderful taiko drumming and enjoy free Japanese refreshments, as well as other activities: Japanese games and trivia contests, origami, ringing of the Bell of Two Friends, plus flowers and cards for all mothers in attendance (because it is Mother's Day, after all).