Sakura Matsuri Festival taking place this weekend at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens as cherry blossoms flower

The festival is a time to celebrate the spring and the budding of cherry blossoms. (4/22/14)

BROOKLYN - Flowering cherry blossoms and Japanese culture will be on display at the 33rd annual Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

The festival is a time to celebrate the spring and the budding of cherry blossoms. There will also be more than 60 performances. There will be martial arts masters, manga artists and more.

The festival also inspires visitors to come dressed up, making the attendees part of the excitement.

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The celebration will run through the entire weekend.

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