Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday April 8, 2017
Nashville Public Square

Cherry Blossom Walk   9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The 9th Annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a free to the public,
family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Walk

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Cherry Blossom Walk.Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Consul General of Japan in Nashville, Masami Kinefuchi, will lead the Cherry Blossom Walk.

The 2.5 mile course begins and ends at Nashville’s Public Square, the site of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, and follows the Cumberland River Greenway, looping at Sister Cities’ Magdeburg Connector to Morgan Park in Germantown.

The Sakura Walk is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The walk is sponsored by Sister Cities of Nashville and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee.

Join us for the Walk!

Sumo Suit Wrestling

Let’s SUMO!  It’s FUN!
Only $5 per match.
Suma Suite Wrestling
Hello Kitty Bounce House
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Cherry Trees

Thanks to the generous support of our corporate and individual sponsors, 800 cherry blossom trees have been planted throughout Nashville. We are getting closer to our decade-long quest to plant 1,000 Japanese cherry trees. We can already imagine the 800 cherry trees planted in the last eight years full of beautiful, pink blossoms this spring, and we hope you will join us as we watch both the trees and the festival flourish in the years to come!
Click on this map for our interactive Tree Planting Project map with photos and descriptions of all cherry blossom tree planting locations in Nashville park and neighborhoods.Special thanks to Jennifer Higgs, Director of GIS and Mapping Services with Metro Nashville Planning Department, for designing our interactive map!

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be on April 8, 2017.

Please click below to register online.


Whats Cookin Nashville Gold Line

 What’s Cookin’ Nashville

America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

By Mike Pomranz Posted March 09, 2017

Market Force Information is the most recent company to try their hand a teasing out the true fast food cream from the rest of the crop. According to CNBC, these customer experience experts culled responses from more than 11,000 people to create “a composite loyalty index that measures satisfaction with the food quality, service, value and restaurant experience, among other things.” (I’m envisioning those “other things” as Happy Meal toys.) From there, Market Force was able to assess what restaurants it believes people truly love (and actually hate) for a bunch of major fast food categories.

 In-N-Out Burger

For burger chains, cult favorite In-N-Out Burger took the top spot in a victory that fans of the West Coast chain certainly won’t find surprising. Meanwhile, in another unsurprising result, the oft maligned McDonald’s was bringing up the rear, eking out Burger King for the lowest ranking. Similarly, in the chicken category, the beloved Chick-fil-A took the top spot while less favorably looked upon brands like Popeye’s, Church’s and KFC rounded out the bottom.

Some more unique names took top honors in the pizza and sandwich categories. Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza was the highest rated pizza joint. Though the chain has nearly 1,000 locations, Marco’s was a new name at the top of this sector. Meanwhile, Florida-based Firehouse Subs took a pretty commanding victory when it came to sandwiches.

But possibly the most surprising result was for favorite Mexican restaurant. Chipotle Mexican Grill finished number one, narrowly beating out Moe’s Southwest Grill and El Pollo Loco. Come on. That’s a comeback story. The other burrito spots have to be looking at Chipotle thinking, “Seriously? We lost to that guy after all he did?”