Welcome to the homepage for the 2021 Uptown Matsuri in Independence, Missouri. The festival is a reinvention of an annual spring event previously known as the Cherry Blossom Festival that has been conducted by the Japanese Sister City Committee for decades. This year’s festival will run from Saturday, June 5th through Saturday, June 19th. It is a hybrid online and in-person event with multiple, self-guided activities for participants to choose from and enjoy at their own convenience.