There will be two significant events over the next few weeks that will impact traffic in the Northern District. This weekend (4/11 & 4/12) and next weekend (4/18 & 4/19) the Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in Japan Town. The festival will dray upwards of 25,000 to 40,000 people each day and will have food, music, and crafts throughout the surrounding streets near Japan Town. The festival will culminate next weekend with the Cherry Blossom Parade on Sunday April 19th. Parking will be limited near the festival area and traffic congestion will make driving difficult. Please consider public transportation if attending the festival. Read Northern Police Report.