Over 4,300 Cherry Blossoms in Essex County Branch Brook Park
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Branch Brook Park Alliance invite the public to the 35th Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival. This annual two-week event will celebrate the arrival of spring below a canopy of pink and white blossoms from the newly completed collection of 4,300 cherry blossom trees. The festivities run from April 4 until April 17 and feature a gala, bicycle races, 1-mile fun run and 10K run, and a nature photography workshop. The highlight of the festival, Bloomfest, is a family day in the park underneath the blossoms that includes cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, crafters’ marketplace, food and more.