Entertainment, food and vendors were abundant at the 27th annual Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday in Waimea.
The 27th annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival took over the North Hawaii town with a full lineup of free, multicultural performing arts, hands-on demonstrations and more.
Organized by members of the Waimea community and Hawaii County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the festival marked the blooming of the historic cherry trees at Church Row Park. The trees typically bloom in late January and early February following a good winter’s chill and ample rainfall. Trees were seen in the early stages of bloom as festivities began.