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Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 2021

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival is returning and bringing you a festival full of food, florals and Japanese culture.

Event information

Date: Saturday 21 August to Sunday 29 August 2021
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Auburn Botanic Gardens, 99 Chiswick Road (corner of Chisholm Road), Auburn NSW 2144
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10 (entry per person)
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Important: Free entry for Cumberland residents. Registration essential. Proof of residential address and photo ID required upon entry. Free entry for all children 4 years old or under.


Come experience Sydney’s finest food trucks and Japanese food provider’s line up along-side the festivals famous Izakaya Bar offering a world class menu of Japanese craft beer and Sake.


Explore Auburn Botanic Gardens and take in an assortment of cherry blossom culture and traditions. Visit the festival stage for live music, talks and performances. Enter the gardens’ own wooded billabong for Shinto inspired meditation sessions or visit Japan’s own pop culture superstar Hello Kitty.


Follow the Cherry trail around our Japanese Gardens on a self-guided tour of discovery. On your journey find some of our most Instagrammable Cherry tree sites along the way.


Accessible toilets are available onsite at the festival.

If you require more information for patrons with accessibility requirements, we recommend you contact us by email

COVID Safe plan

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival is delivered with COVID Safe planning including compulsory registration of attendees on arrival for contact tracing purposes, and cleaning and sanitising of high touch areas such as bathroom amenities.

Getting to Auburn Botanic Gardens

Free festival shuttle buses will run regularly between Auburn Town Centre (Auburn Station and Susan Street Car Park) and Auburn Botanic Gardens for the duration of the festival.

Catching public transport? Plan your trip on

Cycling - Bicycle rack is available just outside the Gardens – bring your own bike lock.

Driving and parking near the Gardens - if modes of transport other than driving are available to you, these are highly recommended, as parking near to the Gardens is limited, and traffic congestion can cause delays. Limited parking is available in parking areas nearby to the gardens. 

If you need to take part of your trip by car, consider driving to Susan Street Car Park in Auburn Town Centre and coming to the Gardens via our free shuttle bus.

Limited parking is available near the Gardens in Tavistock Road reserve, off Chisholm Road, Auburn.

We're looking for food vendors

We’re seeking expressions of interests for food vendors to be part of The Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival this August.

For the full criteria and how to apply download the information and application pack.

Applications close, 25 June 2021

If you have queries about your application or eligibility, please contact Council’s Events Officer on 02 8757 9211 or email