2019 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Updated: Apr 8, 2019 Short URL: gonj.me/cb2019

The festive highlight of the 2019 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival is Bloomfest, a day of live performances and attractions in Branch Brook Park. Bloomfest is held in Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Center Extension, Belleville/Newark. Bloomfest attracts over 7,000 attendees from New Jersey and surrounding metropolitan areas for stage performances, cultural demonstrations, and children's activities.

Besides Bloomfest, there are many great events, races, and tours going on throughout the month of April. See our list below!

Special: View the Cherry Blossom Webcam!


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Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race -1.00 miles

Apr 6, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Race through the Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, an official NJBA event! Various races occur throughout the morning. Cash prizes! Registration fees apply to racers. Come cheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the park. Free to enter the Park and watch! Time: 7:00am - 1:00pm Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Northern Division Oval, Heller Parkway, Newark

Branch Brook Park, Oval, Northern Division Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Cherry Blossom 10K Run -1.00 miles

Apr 7, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Race through the historic cherry tree groves in this USATF-sanctioned race! The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative Cherry Blossom 10K Run long-sleeved T-shirt. The top three finishers in each age category will receive a commemorative fleece jacket. $3.00 of each registration fee is donated to the Special Olympics. Same day registration begins at 8am. Advanced registration is recommended. Race starts at 10am. Disabled Run starts at 10:10am. Free to enter the Park and watch! Time: 8am Registration; 10am Race Start Cost: $35 Pre-Registrants; $30 USATF-NJ Member Pre-Registrants; $45 General Race Day Registrants

Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Visitors Center, Mill Street Entrance Newark, New Jersey 07102



Essex County One-Mile Fun Run -1.00 miles

Apr 13, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Join your family and classmates in Essex County Branch Brook Park on Saturday, April 13th for the 2019 One-Mile Fun Run, part of our 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2018, over 1,000 children aged 6 through 14 ran through Branch Brook Park to celebrate the blooming of the historic cherry tree groves. Many then stayed into the afternoon to enjoy activities, crafts, and performances at our Family Day event held directly after in the Prudential Concert Grove section of the park. There is no fee to participate. The first step is to get your school to register by having them complete one school entry form by March 1st, 2019. Permission slips (Fun Run Individual Student Permission Form) for each run participant must also be received prior to the start of the race. Children can enter individually on race day. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and an award at the completion of the race. Should you have any questions or concerns contact Jackie Matthews at jmatthews@parks.essexcountynj.org. Time:10:00am - 11:00am

Branch Brook Park, Concert Grove, Southern Division Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Essex County Family Day -1.00 miles

Apr 13, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Visit the renovated and landscaped concert grove to enjoy an afternoon outdoors with your family. Test out your hula hooping, work out in our paddle boats, construct a craft, get your face painted, our grab food from one of many food vendors. Other family activities include a fishing derby that runs from 12:00 to 2pm with the award ceremony at 2:30pm. Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm Cost: FREE!

Branch Brook Park, Concert Grove, Southern Division Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Bloomfest! -1.00 miles

Apr 14, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Enjoy a family day in New Jerseys pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace, food and more! Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm Cost: FREE!

Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Extension Division and Concert Grove, Southern Division Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Guided Historic Branch Brook Park / Cherry Blossom Bus Tours -1.00 miles

Apr 18, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out the history hidden within Essex County Branch Brook Parks structure and design! The bus tours leave from the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located east of Branch Brook Park Drive between Mill Street (Belleville) and Heller Parkway (Newark). If arriving from Heller Parkway, enter the parking lot on the right just after you pass under the bridge. Tickets are non-refundable. The bus is not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $8/person

Branch Brook Park, Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Guided Historic Branch Brook Park / Cherry Blossom Bus Tours -1.00 miles

Apr 19, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out the history hidden within Essex County Branch Brook Parks structure and design! The bus tours leave from the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located east of Branch Brook Park Drive between Mill Street (Belleville) and Heller Parkway (Newark). If arriving from Heller Parkway, enter the parking lot on the right just after you pass under the bridge. Tickets are non-refundable. The bus is not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $8/person

Branch Brook Park, Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Guided Historic Branch Brook Park / Cherry Blossom Bus Tours -1.00 miles

Apr 20, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out the history hidden within Essex County Branch Brook Parks structure and design! The bus tours leave from the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located east of Branch Brook Park Drive between Mill Street (Belleville) and Heller Parkway (Newark). If arriving from Heller Parkway, enter the parking lot on the right just after you pass under the bridge. Tickets are non-refundable. The bus is not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $8/person

Branch Brook Park, Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Guided Historic Branch Brook Park / Cherry Blossom Bus Tours -1.00 miles

Apr 22, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out the history hidden within Essex County Branch Brook Parks structure and design! The bus tours leave from the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located east of Branch Brook Park Drive between Mill Street (Belleville) and Heller Parkway (Newark). If arriving from Heller Parkway, enter the parking lot on the right just after you pass under the bridge. Tickets are non-refundable. The bus is not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $8/person

Branch Brook Park, Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Guided Historic Branch Brook Park / Cherry Blossom Bus Tours -1.00 miles

Apr 26, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out the history hidden within Essex County Branch Brook Parks structure and design! The bus tours leave from the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located east of Branch Brook Park Drive between Mill Street (Belleville) and Heller Parkway (Newark). If arriving from Heller Parkway, enter the parking lot on the right just after you pass under the bridge. Tickets are non-refundable. The bus is not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $8/person

Branch Brook Park, Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102



Guided Historic Branch Brook Park / Cherry Blossom Bus Tours -1.00 miles

Apr 27, 2019

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Have our knowledgeable guides take you on a 45-minute journey under a canopy of cherry blossoms, pointing out the history hidden within Essex County Branch Brook Parks structure and design! The bus tours leave from the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located east of Branch Brook Park Drive between Mill Street (Belleville) and Heller Parkway (Newark). If arriving from Heller Parkway, enter the parking lot on the right just after you pass under the bridge. Tickets are non-refundable. The bus is not wheelchair accessible. Cost: $8/person

Branch Brook Park, Park Ave. & Lake St. Newark, New Jersey 07102


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