Opening Celebration

The Ceremonial Kick-Off of the New Garden Season

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Gardens Open at 9:00 AM | Activities Start at 10:00 AM

Cost is FREE for Garden members | Regular Garden Admission Rates Apply for Non-Members

Taiko Drum Performances | Traditional Japanese Dance | Chado Tea Activities | Calligraphy | Ikebana Demonstration | Japanese Children’s Games | Candy Sushi

Japanese Merchandise “One-of-a-Kind” Sale

Downloadable PDF of 2017 Opening Celebration Activities

Opening Celebration is the ceremonial kick-off for the new Garden season.   It honors the Japanese tradition of Children’s Day, a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.  Opening Celebration is a day filled with child and family-centered activities.

Tea Ceremony demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Reservations are $10 per person and we strongly encourage participants to sign up in advance.

Click here for tea ceremony times and registration information.

Watch: Opening Celebration Video