Thank you for your interest in applying for the Cherry Blossom Queen Program. The application for the 2024 Program is now Closed. 

If you are interested in applying for future programs, check back in the Fall for updates or reach out to us directly here.

Some of the qualifications to be eligible to apply as a candidate for the Northern California Cherry Blossom Court are as follows:

  • be a female of at least 19 years of age and not more than 26 years of age by the first festival weekend in April
  • be of at least 25% Japanese ancestry
  • have been or currently an active participant/volunteer in a community organization
  • have been a resident of Northern California for at least 2 or 3 years, depending on citizenship