And when Sakura Square hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Festival well, thats like taking a week-long vacation to Japan. Soak up culture today and tomorrow in the square, located between Lawrence, Larimer, 19th and 20th streets; take in dancing, poetry, guitar, storytelling, martial arts, authentic food, tea ceremonies, kimono-wearing lessons, vendors and more. The Cherry Blossom Festival is free to attend, but be sure to bring cash for all the munchies and the beautiful gifts youre going to want to pick up for everyone on your list. For information and a schedule of performances, visit www.tsdbt.org/cherryblossom.
Sat., June 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; Sun., June 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2008