Wilkes-Barre Announce Details of 40th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival


Tyler Ryan from the Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s Office checking in with details about the upcoming “Cherry Blossom” Festival.  The City of Wilkes-Barre is pleased to announce details of the 40th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd from 11 AM to 7 PM each day at Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Cherry Blossom Festival features food and craft vendors, amusement rides and games, and live entertainment.

In honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd, the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR) will host t-shirt tie dye activity. On Sunday, April 23rd, the Giants Despair Hill Climb Association Racecars will showcase their vehicles all day.

The City is still accepting vendors for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Please contact Special Events Coordinator Patty Hughes at 570.208.4149 or at phughes@wilkes-barre.pa.us.

Please Note: Pets are NOT permitted in Kirby Park during Special Events.

Cherry Blossom Festival Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, April 22nd

Featuring 11th Annual “Pirouettes in the Park”



11:30 AM—11:50 AM

Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

11:55 AM—12:15 PM

Turi Studio of Dance

12:20 PM—12:40 PM

Fusia Dance Company

12:45 PM—1:05 PM

Rebekah’s School of Dance

1:10 PM—1:30 PM

Symmetry Dance Company

1:35 PM—1:55 PM

The Conservatory of Dance

2:00 PM—2:20 PM

David Blight School of Dance

2:25 PM—2:45 PM

Emerald Isle Step Dancers

2:50 PM—3:10 PM

Take the Stage Center for the Performing Arts

3:15 PM—3:35 PM

Scranton Dance Center

3:40 PM—4:00 PM

NEPA Academy


5:00 PM –6:30 PM

Dallas High School Jazz Band


Sunday, April 23rd




Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant

1:00 PM—2:00 PM

“The Followers” Christian Band-Stephen L. Perillo, director of Making a Difference Ministries

2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Eddy Mann—National Christian Recording Artist from Philadelphia, PA

4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Jeanne Zano Duo

5:00 PM—6:00 PM

Strawberry Jam

6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Broken Road Duo

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