27th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival Saturday

  • The 2020 event artwork is a watercolor titled “Imiola Church and Cherry Tree” by Chris Kutler of Waikoloa. The work has been reproduced on a limited number of festival collector posters at the Waimea Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kona Hongwanji Taiko Drummers provide the beat for a bon dance at the 25th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors browse through the vendor areas at the Parker Ranch Center during a recent Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in Waimea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors take turns pounding mochi the traditional way at the 25th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Cherry blossoms in bloom at the 25th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Cherry blossoms in bloom at the 25th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.

The 27th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival takes over the North Hawaii town Saturday with a full lineup of free, multicultural performing arts, hands-on demonstrations and more.