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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.

Later Event: January 8
Opening Ceremony