National Cherry Blossom Festival


Parade/ Sakura Matsuri

Parade/ Sakura Matsuri


National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®
along Parade route      

Saturday, April 12 10 AM to Noon, rain or shine. Celebrity entertainers, giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, and performers burst down Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th to 17th streets in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Standing along the Parade route is free. Grandstand Tickets guarantee the best view and are available starting at $20 online.


Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, NW


Take Metro to Federal Triangle or Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter 


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Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival       


SAT, 4/12 
10:30 AM – 6 PM


Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States, featuring food, arts and culture, merchandise, and live traditional and J-Pop performances on four stages, including martial arts demonstrations. Attendees can buy tickets online at, or pay cash at any of the entrances on the day of the festival.

Cost: $10, children 12 and under free.


12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW


Take Metro to Federal Triangle or Metro Center


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