Important Notice For Our Visitors, Vendors & Guests
In an abundance of caution, Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. has decided to cancel this year’s Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival that was to be held on April 25-26, 2020.
This decision is based on the current Santa Clara County guidelines cautioning against large public gatherings, coupled with our desire to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all our festival attendees. There is too much uncertainty as to when it will be deemed safe to hold large public gatherings. While our festival includes a mixture of hands-on activities and lower risk outdoor activities, we decided to take the most conservative approach in the best interests of all concerned.
Thank you to our loyal festival attendees, performers, exhibitors, vendors, sponsors, guests, and volunteers whom we will sadly miss seeing at this year’s festival. We hope you will return for next year’s festival that will be held on April 24-25, 2021.
A Unique Experience
Ms. Sakkas talks about the Sister City organization and the close relationship between Cupertino and Toyokawa since 1978. She also talks about the student exchange program, and the variety of festival entertainment and activities for visitors to enjoy. The "Better Part Show" with Ms. Grace Trafton was aired on KMVT in March, 2018.
“The festival is a great community event because it celebrates and honors one of Cupertino’s oldest sister city relationships, with Toyokawa, Japan, by gathering our diverse community to experience Japanese arts, music, culture and food,” ...“One of the truly unique features of our program is the large variety of Japanese exhibits, performances, foods and hands-on activities.”
President of Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities
Recipient of the Cupertino 2018 CREST Lifetime Achievement Award