Nashville's 5th annual Cherry Blossom festival is Saturday in Nashville's public square.
The free festival is a daylong celebration of Japanese culture.
The festival starts with a 9 a.m. walk led by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Consul General of Japan.
The 2.5 mile walk will begin at the public square and follow the Cumberland River Greenway looping at Sister Cities' Magdeburg connector to Morgan Park in Germantown.
The festival is a celebration of the Japanese culture through musical showcases, crafts, Japanese food and beverage booths, tea ceremonies and origami.
Proceeds from the event help the Nashville Cherry Blossom festival committee with their goal to plant 1,000 cherry trees all over Nashville.