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Tanabata Festival at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

  • 6 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens: 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, AL 35223

Join us for the Tanabata Festival, Japan's Star Festival!

Experience the Japanese tradition of making wishes on colorful Tanzaku and hanging them on bamboo trees. Engage in a variety of cultural activities, such as origami, calligraphy, and Japanese yo-yo fishing. Explore the Alabama Bonsai Society's bonsai exhibition and enjoy a dance performance by Kids Japanese Dance from Huntsville! Refresh yourself with complimentary lemonade provided by Starbucks.

This free, family-friendly event promises something special for everyone to enjoy!

What is Tanabata? - Tanabata is a Japanese festival celebrated on July 7th. It originated from a Chinese legend that tells the story of two stars, Altair (Hikoboshi; the prince) and Vega (Orihime; the princess), who are normally separated by the Milky Way but can meet once a year on the 7th day of the 7th month.

Please note that we won't have any vendors selling merchandise at this time.

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+1 (205) 703-0960


2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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