March 10-12, 2023
Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

From NIWA: “There will be food, merchant vendors, and a children’s area with activities and crafts! The lower garden will host daily performances and a beer and sake garden. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a community favorite and we hope to see you there.”

Click here to learn how to become an event sponsor!

VIP Tickets & General Admission tickets are now available at ww.niwa.org/cbw

BIPOC History Ride

Celebrate the rich cultural history of San Diego by experiencing historic homes, buildings and landmarks that tell the legacy of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in the community. This is a self-guided bike ride that can be done at any time. This event is a collaboration between BikeSDCirculateSDPedal for Justice SD and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

Find out more about the tour here, or go straight to the tour map here.


A Window into History: Curiosities from our Collections

Currently on exhibit in our artifact exhibition space:

Fish Camp – items from the Fish Camp Kushimoto No Kyampu Archaeological Collection, 1925-1930, as well as items from our Fishing Collection

exhibit case containing bottles, shells, etc

exhibit case containing rope, hat, model boat, fish hooks, sextant

Art Items From Camp – bird pins, carvings, and other items made by internees at Poston internment camp, Arizona                                                 

exhibit case containing carved bird pins, painted wood, and polished rocks