The cherry blossoms are out and preparations for this weekend's spring festival in Palmerston North are also in full bloom.
Organiser Emiko Kojima said about 20 student performers from the International Pacific College had been busy preparing for the 2012 International Spring Festival amid a perfect spring setting on campus.
"The blossoms usually only last a few weeks and it's very pink at the moment," she said.
"There will be many food stalls and we have a haunted house, a cafe and costumed photo opportunities for people to put on traditional dress like a kimono to take photos."
The festival will be held on the IPC grounds this Saturday. Most events, including performances, are either free or require a small donation for entry.
The Country Road Markets and the Red Cross would also be holding stalls.
The festival will go from 11am until 4pm with free buses from The Square and Fitzherbert Ave in Palmerston North taking people to the festival between 10.45am and 4.30pm.
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