Essex County Announces Cherry Blossom Festival Events
The annual weeklong Festival to include a 10k race, trolley tours, children's activities and more.
Essex County has unveiled the lineup for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park.
Saturday, April 6: Cherry Blossom Bike Race
Race through the Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive New Jersey tradition, or cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the fresh spring air. Registration fees apply. Various races occur throughout the morning.
Sunday, April 7: Cherry Blossom 10K Run
Run through the cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race that benefits Special Olympics of NJ. Registration fees apply to the 10K. Same day registration begins at 8am.
Sunday, April 14: Bloomfest
Enjoy a family day in the pink park! A packed schedule of events includes cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, food, and more! Free admission. 11am to 5pm.
Saturday, April 20: Family Day & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
The celebration of blossoms continues at the Prudential Concert Grove with life performances, children’s activities, a fishing derby and more! Free admission. 11am to 3pm. The 1-Mile Fun Run is free to participate and precedes the Family Day Activities
Tours leave from the Essex County Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Branch Brook Park Extension. Tickets are $5 person and can be purchased at the Welcome Center on the tour dates. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Dates and Times vary.
This festival is hosted by the Essex County Park System. For more information, please call 973.268.3500 ext. 4 or visit www.essexcounty.org/festival