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Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival



March 21-22, 2020

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Celebrate a Pinkalicious Spring with the
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival


We are excited invite you to our Spring Celebration, the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival! Shop among hundreds of unique art and craft exhibitors, eat your way through the multiple food courts, enjoy cultural performances, listen to live music, and play in the children's area.

The Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The cherry blossom is a symbol of short-lived beauty in Japan, and the City of Conyers embraces this tradition as well. The blooming of the cherry trees offers a time to reflect upon our lives. Like the blooming of the trees, life is short, so you have to appreciate and embrace it.

The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival has received many awards over the years for Best Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Festival and Events Association. It has also been selected over the years as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Festival Hours:
Saturday and Sunday
10:00AM-5:00PM

Fees:
Admission is Free with $5 daily parking
Weekend parking passes are available for $8
Tour Buses: $8 daily fee
No Pets Please!

For festival information, contact us today at 770-860-4190.





Virtual Reality Gaming Experience

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Step into the world of Virtual Reality! Blurscape brings the future of high-end entertainment to the present with Georgia's First Virtual Reality Game Truck. This Virtual Reality Arcade is not just for teens, it's a unique experience for all ages. Experience gaming in an entire new way during the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, as Blurscape offers free demos throughout the event. First come, first serve. Participants must be 10 years of age and up. Enjoy a wide range of immersive experiences with a variety of arcade game exclusives. Learn more here!

Kimono Classes

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Learn about the Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, and the national dress of Japan. Various types of kimono indicate the wearer's age, gender, and the formality of the occasion. Types of kimono can range in formality from the extremely informal to the most formal of occasions. These classes will explain how to identify the different types of Kimono, and the traditions behind them. Classes are presented by Wolfhome Adventuring Outfitters.

Kimono Basics: Identification Class
12:00 Noon
What is a kimono? How do you tell a women's kimono from a men's? What is the difference between a yukata, a kimono, and a wedding kimono? This class will help you to understand what it is you are looking at when you see these beautiful garments on display or being worn.

Kimono Basics: Getting Dressed
3:00PM
This class is an introduction in how to dress yourself when wearing kimono. A look at the different layers worn and how to put them on. After all, we don't want to dress ourselves in a way that is meant for a funeral if we're not actually the guest of honor at the funeral! With audience participation there will be demonstrations on how to tie multiple obi bows towards then end of the class.


Kaitlyn Baker

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Born and raised in the small town of Pound, VA, Kaitlyn Baker rises from the depths of the coal mines where her family has worked for generations and where coal dust covers more than just the birds in a veneer of black. Baker has always known that singing would carry her far beyond the Appalachian peaks that she calls home. Referred to as a modern day "coal miners daughter," her pure country voice rings of true and her songwriting rivals Nashville's finest

Baker's debut single "Burn" charted on Music Row's Breakout Chart in 2015 and inspired the creation of Kaitlyn Baker's BURN Sauce, a hot sauce produced by Pepper Palace in Sevierville, Tennessee. Her follow up singles "Coal Train" and "To Pieces" garnered national attention on music industry charts and media outlets. In 2016 her self-penned "Heart of Appalachia" song was adopted as the official theme song of the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority, a nonprofit organization that promotes tourism.

Baker has performed coast to coast, and has opened for Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker, Craig Morgan, Brett Eldredge, Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Chase Bryant, Rhonda Vincent, Jim Lauderdale and many others. In 2020, she will embark on a European tour. Baker is also hitting the airwaves on Country Hits Radio with Baylen Leonard. Baker headlines at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 21 on Stage 1 at 4:00PM. A special thanks to Ingles for making this performance possible.




Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion

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Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion, from Miami Florida, presents "The Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam" Show. Enjoy a total hands-on fun, family music show where everyone can participate and play percussion instruments like tambourines, hand-drums, and maracas. This high-energy show is perfect for the young and young-at-heart. "The Rhythm Is Going To Get You" at this percussion party! Click here to learn more.

Show Times:
Sunday, March 22
Stage 1
1:30PM

Conyers Police Explorers-Dash Into Spring 5K

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Run the scenic trails of the Georgia International Horse Park and support the Conyers Police Explorer Program by participating in the Conyers Police Explorers-Dash Into Spring 5K Run/Walk. The race begins at 8:00AM on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Steeplechase, located off of Centennial Olympic Parkway. Proceeds benefit the Conyers Police Explorer Program.

The Conyers Police Explorer Program is dedicated to preparing youth for a future in law enforcement. This program teaches leadership, service, dedication and teamwork.

March 21, 2020
Steeplechase at the Georgia International Horse Park
7:00AM On-site Pre-registration and Packet Pickup
8:00AM Race Start Time
Entry Fees: $18 Pre-Registration
$25 Day of Race
5K Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners in several age groups
Contact: Sergeant Peggy Franklin at Email
678-374-5603

Ultimate Air Dog Show

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Enjoy the high-flying action of the Ultimate Air Dog Show, brought to you by Ingles and The Rockdale Citizen! These dock diving dogs will amaze you as they compete for the longest jump. The show includes all breeds and all sizes of dogs. Competition takes place throughout both festival days. Have a ball watching these amazing animals leap for their favorite toy!

Schedule
Registration Link for Participants




2020 Fox Cherry Blossom Festival Classics

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Witness the splendor and excitement of the Southern Fox Classics Horse Show Series. Enjoy hunter and jumper competition for all levels of riders. A beautiful setting, distinctive jumps, top notch judges and amazing awards combine to create lots of smiles, excitement and great memories. The show offers free admission for spectators, so make plans to enjoy the horse show when you attend the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival. The show takes place in the Charles Walker Arena, Grand Prix Stadium, and Oval Arena. Competition begins the weekend prior to the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival and returns to be a part of the festivities.

H.J. Fox Cherry Blossom Classics I & II
March 14-15, 2020
8:00AM-6:00PM (ending times vary with entries)

Southern Fox USEF Cherry Blossom Classic
March 20-21, 2020
8:00AM-6:00PM (ending times vary with entries)

Atlanta Puppet Show

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Peter Hart returns this year, bringing the Atlanta Puppet Show back by popular demand. Peter’s puppet show has appeal to everyone in a family audience with unique marionettes and puppet characters that sing, dance, juggle, play fiddle, break apart and come back together, squirt water, and are even launched by catapult across the stage! Multiple performances will take place during both festival days in the Children's Area.

Join the Pink Out

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Be a part of the festival by participating in the Pink Out! Dress in the festival colors, decorate your stroller or wagon, and join in the festivities. Secret judges will be roaming the festival looking for the best dressed patrons and elaborately decorated strollers and wagons. If you get spotted, you will get Pinked and win fun festival prizes!

Party with the Chick-fil-a Herd

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The Chick-fil-A Atlanta Herd of Cows look forward to meeting you! This group of six cows travel throughout Metro Atlanta to surprise and delight guests. They look forward to showing off their dance mooooves, pose for pictures, and generally cow around. Of course they also like to spread their message of self-preservation, encouraging guests to “Eat Mor Chickn”! The cows plan to visit the festival on Saturday, as they usually graze in their pature on Sundays.

Festival Highlights

Spend the weekend at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival enjoying the great shopping, yummy food, children's activities and many other activities throughout the festival!

  • Hundreds of unique art and craft exhibitors offer shoppers the opportunity to find the perfect gift, home accessory, clothing, jewelry and other items that are one of a kind.
  • A large interactive Children's Area keeps kids entertained for hours!
  • Join the festivities by being a part of the Pink Out! Wear you best pink outfit, decorate your stroller or wagon, and join us in this Spring celebration! Secret judges will be roaming the festival looking for those that stand out. If you get "Pinked" by one of our judges, you've won a festival prize.
  • Learn about a variety of cultures through song and dance at one of the many cultural performances throughout the event on Stage 1.
  • Enjoy live music and dance performances on both stages.
  • Tempt your taste buds at one of the many food courts throughout the event. Enjoy food from around the world with Greek, Thai, Italian, Japanese and other global cuisines.
  • Win Blossom Bucks! Stop by the Information Booth and select a shopping bag. Be sure to look closely inside your bag to see if you are the lucky winner of Blossom Bucks, festival money you can spend at one of the art and craft booths (while supplies last).
  • We look forward to seeing you soon!


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