Festival Ball at Sheraton Waikiki
Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Festival Ball at Sheraton Waikiki

The Queen Contestants' Cherry Blossom Festival experience will reach its pinnacle at the Festival Ball, a formal evening of fanfare and tradition that highlights Japanese culture at its best.

On this exciting evening at Sheraton Waikiki, the Queen Contestants will showcase their dedication, perseverance and hard work from the last six months of learning the delicate, finer aspects of their heritage. Dressed in elegant gowns and authentic silk furisode kimonos, each contestant will demonstrate the poise, self confidence, and stage presence that furtively defines Japanese culture. Moreover, specifically selected to compliment each contestant, the kimonos are flown in especially for the Festival by Diamond Sponsor Watabe Wedding. Evening gowns from Casablanca Bridal & Formals are generously sponsored by Tom Kosasa and Mi Kosasa, 24th CBF Queen.

Before the night is over, a panel of distinguished judges will select the new Cherry Blossom Festival Queen, First Princess, and three Princesses. Miss Popularity and Miss Congeniality will also be announced and join the new Queen, First Princess, and Princesses as the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court.

The Festival Ball will also be the last official appearance of the 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court. The event will have a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Cherry Blossom Festival. We invite everyone to join us for this very special evening.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner is included. To be seated together, individual tickets must be purchased together. General table placement in the ballroom is determine by the time stamp in which the order is received.

Tickets to this event have been sold out.  Thank you for your support of the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival.

Contestant Reception at Rumours Night Club
Mar
5
5:00 pm17:00

Contestant Reception at Rumours Night Club

Contestant Reception is a fun and entertaining, 21 and over only event. Queen Contestants chance to mingle and interact with family and friends in a casual environment and will model fashions from local boutiques in a mini-fashion show. Guests will enjoy heavy pupu, a short program and lucky draw contests.

Individual Tickets (Pre-Sale) $25
Tickets at the Door $30

Ticket sales have now closed.  Thank you for your support of the the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival.

Ala Moana Center Public Appearance
Feb
27
3:00 pm15:00

Ala Moana Center Public Appearance

The last and final public appearance by the 15 Queen Contestants is held at Ala Moana Center. Cultural entertainment provided by Dragon Beat will herald the beginning of the program. Followed by the introduction of Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court, who will share their festival experiences.

The highlight of each public appearance is the introduction of the Queen Contestants participating in that year's festival. Emcee will ask each of the contestants to answer a question on a variety of subjects. Through this question and answer experience, each contestant will gain valuable practice in sharpening her public speaking skills, developing her poise and increasing her self-confidence.

This is a free event to the public.

Golf Tournament at Hawaii Prince Golf Course
Feb
26
11:30 am11:30

Golf Tournament at Hawaii Prince Golf Course

Get into the golfing craze and join us for a round! Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The tournament will feature a 3-man scramble format with the shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Following your day on the links, join your fellow golfers for the "19th Hole" and an awards banquet in the clubhouse.

Shine up your clubs, hit the driving range, dust off your greatest golf stories and join in the fun at the Cherry Blossom Festival Golf Tournament. Every participant is eligible to participate in various on course contests.

Bento lunch provided for every golfer by diamond sponsor Gyotaku Restaurants and drinks provided by gold sponsor Kirin Brewery. Buffet dinner is included. Team, individual and raffle prizes to be awarded at the banquet.

Queen Package $750
Includes one 3‐man team, 1 ticket each player for Par 3’s, 5 mulligans total, 5 raffle tickets per player (15 total), special team gift bag, tee signage and sponsor names on CBF website.

Princess Package $550
Includes one 3‐man team, 1 ticket each player for Par 3’s, 2 mulligans total, 3 raffle ticket for each player (9 total), special team gift bag and sponsor names on CBF website.

Ticket sales have now closed.  Thank you for your support of the 64th Cherry  Blossom Festival.

Windward Mall Public Appearance
Feb
6
12:00 pm12:00

Windward Mall Public Appearance

The third public appearance will be held at Windward Mall! Cultural entertainment provided by Hui O Na Opio from St. Louis School will herald the beginning of the program. Followed by the introduction of Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court, who will share their festival experiences.

Emcee will ask each of the contestants to answer a question on a variety of subjects. Through this question and answer experience, each contestant will gain valuable practice in sharpening her public speaking skills, developing her poise and increasing her self-confidence.

This is a free event to the public.

Pearlridge Center Uptown Public Appearance
Jan
30
12:00 pm12:00

Pearlridge Center Uptown Public Appearance

The second public appearance by the Contestants and the Queen and Court will be held at Pearlridge Center Uptown. Cultural entertainment provided by Leeward Judo Club will herald the beginning of the program. Followed by the introduction of Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court, who will share their festival experiences.

Emcee will ask each of the contestants to answer a question on a variety of subjects. Through this question and answer experience, each contestant will gain valuable practice in sharpening her public speaking skills, developing her poise and increasing her self-confidence.

This is a free event to the public.

Kahala Mall Public Appearance (Macy's Wing)
Jan
23
12:00 pm12:00

Kahala Mall Public Appearance (Macy's Wing)

In the weeks leading up to Festival Ball, public appearances by the 15 Queen Contestants will be held at several of Oahu's major shopping centers. The purpose of these appearances is not only to introduce this year's contestants and promote the Festival, but also to showcase aspects of Japanese culture to the community.

The first public appearance will be held at Kahala Mall in the Macy's wing. Cultural entertainment will be provided by the Hanayagi Dancing Academy Hawaii Foundation. Emcees will then ask each of the contestants to answer a question on a variety of subjects. Through this question and answer experience, each contestant will gain valuable practice in sharpening her public speaking skills, developing her poise and increasing her self-confidence.

The haiku & art contest winners will also be presented their awards at the Kahala Mall appearance.

This is a free event to the public.

Opening Ceremonies at the Japanese Cultural Center
Jan
10
10:30 am10:30

Opening Ceremonies at the Japanese Cultural Center

Opening Ceremonies is the official introduction of the 15 Queen Contestants. This year's Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii's Ohana Festival event. Sponsors, donors, family and friends are invited to attend and support the Contestants.