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The Downtown Akron Sakura Festival will return April 6 along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The free festival, which coincides with the bloom of more than 400 cherry blossom trees, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience Japanese performances, music, art, a story walk, a bike ride as well as the viewing of ikebana flower arranging. Local vendors will also offer goods for purchasing.

Festival goers will also have the chance to purchase food from food trucks including, but not limited to, the following:

With this year’s festival coming two days before the total solar eclipse, the Downtown Akron Partnership will hand out eclipse viewing glasses during the festival.

The Akron RubberDucks will also play their season-opening game against the Altoona Curve during the festival, starting at 6:05 p.m. Cherry-blossom themed fireworks will be displayed post-game. Tickets can be purchased for $12 at

Parking is available behind Spaghetti Warehouse on South Main Street or in the State State parking deck.

For more information including a festival map, check out 2024 Downtown Akron Sakura Festival on the Downtown Akron Partnership website.

Reporter Anthony Thompson can be reached at or on Twitter @athompsonABJ

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Akron Cherry Blossom Festival is April 6, here’s what to know

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