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Rhode Island Annual Cherry Blossom Celebration

The Cherry Trees of the Blackstone is a joint initiative of the Pawtucket Foundation and Blackstone Valley Tourism Council working with the Cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket to plant cherry trees in the three cities. The plantings have also inspired the hosting of the Annual Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival and annual Earth Day clean up.

In its first year the Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival built a strong foundation for future celebrations of the cherry trees planted along Roosevelt Avenue in Central Falls and Pawtucket. More than 400 people came out to run, walk, eat and celebrate during the inaugural 2010 event and an additional 20 trees were planted on the west side of Roosevelt Avenue. In 2012 more than 1800 runners participated in the various races held during the event. The cherry trees have helped to transform this once industrial corridor into a vibrant walkable streetscape.

Organizers hope that the Annual celebration will continue to draw attention and dollars to help pay for continued maintenance and planting of future trees as the neighborhood continues to be revitalized. Read More

Purchase Cherry Blossom Soy Candles to support the Princess Program

There's still time if you wish to support this Princess Program. We now have some 4oz Cherry Blossom Soy Candles for sale at $6.00 each or 2/$10.00. Proceeds from these candle sales will support the RI Cherry Blossom Festival and Princess Program. If interested, please call our office to process your credit card purchase or mail a check payable to:

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
175 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860  401-724-2200

Things to Do

Cherry Blossom Trees are blooming! The public is invited to visit the Cherry blossom trees and enjoy the attractions at the following locations:

Pawtucket:  333 Roosevelt Avenue

Picnic w/ family and friends, benches on site, BBQ grill on site, enjoy the calming Blackstone River

Central Falls: Corner of Charles & Roosevelt Ave

Picnic w/ family and friends, visit & learn the history of the Chocolate Mill, bring your kayak

Woonsocket: River Island Park Bernon Street

Enjoy a day with family & friends for a picnic, sit under the Cherry Blossom Tree

One Depot Square

Learn the story of Hachiko

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