Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival canceled amid omicron surge

  • Cherry blossoms are in bloom in Waimea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Members of Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Kohalala-Waimea perform at the 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Cherry blossoms are in bloom in Waimea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Members of Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko perform at the 2018 Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Cherry Blossoms on church row at the 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival scheduled for Feb. 5 will not include in-person festivities this year.