Japanese Festivals

Update as of 4/22: Out of an abundance of caution the Japanese Spring Festival has been CANCELLED for Sunday, April 24 due to the weather forecast. The festival will continue as scheduled on Saturday. Weather permitting, the Garden will remain open the entire weekend regular operating hours  (8 a.m. – 6 p.m).

All pre-purchased tickets for Sunday will be automatically refunded. It may take up to five business days to see the credit on your account.

Spring Festival: April 23-24, 2022

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Last admission sold at 3 p.m. daily.)

Plan to attend a family-friendly event in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with large support from the Fort Worth Japanese Society. These festivals are typically held in April & November (subject to change).

  • Adults $12 | Seniors 65+ $10 | Child 6-15 $6 | Child 5 & under are FREE
  • FWBG|BRIT members must apply a promo code at checkout to receive discounts. Questions? Contact the membership office at 817-332-7518.
  • No photo passes will be sold during the Spring Japanese Festival from 4/23-24/2022.
  • Limited number of tickets available online. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 9:00 am on 4/23/22.
Japanese culture highlights from the Spring Festival will include:
  • Performances by two Taiko drumming groups, traditional dances, karate experts, and Master Swordsman G.K. Sugai.
  • Displays of the miniature worlds of bonsai trees from the Fort Worth Bonsai Society, and demonstrations in Origami, Calligraphy, and Japanese Games from the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
  • Experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Take part and enjoy this unique celebration of culture. Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony will be held in the Oak Hall inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden during the spring Japanese festival. Performance times will be at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm each day of the spring festival. Admission to the tea ceremony does not include admission to the Japanese Festival. 
  • Vendors selling treasures from origami jewelry to anime plush figures, and star charts to crafts made with vintage kimonos.
  • Food from Asian food trucks preparing delicious meals and snacks, as well as authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by the Fort Worth Japanese Society (see menu here).
The digital Japanese Festival brochure, including a map and schedule of events, found here.

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Mark your calendars! Fall Japanese Festival will be November 5-6, 2022.

Red paper lanterns decorate the Japanese Garden