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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  

Sing into Spring: Apply Now!

The fourth annual Sing into Spring Vocal Competition is now open to all residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The local competition will once again highlight the DC region’s outstanding local talent in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In 2016, solo and group vocalists were selected to audition live for a […]

2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival Wins Eight Pinnacle Awards

The Festival is thrilled to have won 8 coveted Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). Each year, IFEA recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. This year, the Festival is proud to have won the […]

2017 Signature Events

Mark your calendars for the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival! Pink Tie Party – Thursday, March 16 Opening Ceremony – Saturday, March 25 Blossom Kite Festival – Saturday, April 1 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® – Saturday, April 8 Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival – Saturday, April 15  

Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

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