Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival canceled

BROOKHAVEN — The City of Brookhaven has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, March 28 and 29, in an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 virus, which was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11.

The Cherry Blossom Festival 5K scheduled for March 21 is also cancelled.

“While we are disappointed with the cancellation this year of our signature event, Brookhaven also strives to protect the health of all of our residents and visitors, and especially those most vulnerable,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. “I want to thank all of our partners for their diligence and understanding. The Cherry Blossom Festival will return next year, and I look forward to working with everyone to plan another amazing party.”

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