03/21/2014 08:58 EDT | Updated 03/21/2014 08:59 EDT

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Offers Spring Community Events

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Nothing says, "Spring is here!" quite like a tree of blooming cherry blossoms.

To get in the spring of things, check out the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

Taking place from April 3 to 28, the festival offers a slew of community events, from park walks and lectures to blossom painting, dancing and live music.

Sakura Night, a precursor event on March 30, is set to be a highlight. Celebrate the start of spring with delicious eats from Tojo’s Restaurant, Zen Japanese Restaurant, RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Seventeen89, Miku Restaurant, Zakkushi and Bella Gelateria.

Also worth noting is the Cherry Jam Downtown Concert, happening on April 3 at the indoor concourse of the Burrard SkyTrain station. It will feature performances by Yayoi Movement Theatre, folk artist Michael Averill, 2013 Haiku Invitational celebrity readings, Haiku Bard by Christopher Gaze of Bard on the Beach, Vancity Soran dancers and Tetsu Taiko.

We think this festival is sure to put some spring in your step.

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