National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 - April 14, 2019

The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Spanning nearly four weeks the festival includes parades, fireworks and performances honoring the lasting friendship between the US and Japan. Events include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Kite Festival, The Sakura Taiko Takeover at the Tidal Basin, and Petalpalozza.  


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National Cherry Blossom Festival: Kite Festival

Washington Monument
Sat. Mar 30
Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field. Kites will also be available for purchase onsite.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, The Super Live

Warner Theatre
Sun. Mar 24
A new live 2.5D Musical entertainment based on the popular manga (Japanese comic book).

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Parade

Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets
Sat. Apr 13
The energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Petalpalooza

District Waterfront
Sat. Apr 6
Interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, live music, a beer garden, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more! Fireworks begin at 8:30pm weather permitting.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Pink Tie Party

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Fri. Mar 22
The Pink Tie Party stylishly marks the end of winter and the official beginning of blossom season.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Opening Ceremony

Warner Theatre
Sat. Mar 23
Kick-off the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC.
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