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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade National Syndication

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC one hour television broadcast is coming to a city near you! Click here to view a complete list of air dates and times by city.


Parade Grandstand Tickets Still Available!

Standing room along the Parade route is free, but grandstand seats ensure the best view, and tickets are now on sale for individuals and groups of 10 or more.


National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade


Festival Merchandise Tent – Parade Day


National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC

Enjoy this long-standing Washington tradition featuring lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and family entertainment.


2014 Parade All Star Tap Performer Materials

2014 Parade All Star Tap Performer Materials VIDEO: “Gonna Fly Now” Video MUSIC: “Gonna Fly Now” Music NOTES: “Gonna Fly Now”Production Notes  


Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

The largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the U.S. with over 50 cultural groups.


Sing Into Spring Winners Selected

The winning vocalists will perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 16.


Blossom Kite Festival

Join us on April 2 for the Blossom Kite Festival! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of amazing kite flying on the National Mall.


Festival Launches 2016 Initiatives and Unveils Official Artwork

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Hiroyasu Izumi, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders joined Wednesday evening for a preview of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 17). Speakers at the launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc. and supported by Odyssey and Spirit Cruises and Osteria Morini, announced […]