Time: 10 AM - Noon
Location: Constitution Avenue - From 7th to 17th streets, NW (map)
Cost: Starting at $20 for Grandstand Seating. Standing along the Parade route from Constitution Avenue between 9th and 15th streets, NW is FREE and open to the public. Arrive early for the best... views.
Tickets: Individual (starting at $20) and Group tickets (10 or more) are on sale
One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country..., celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival. The steps of the National Archives serve as an exciting performance backdrop, and vibrant costumes and blossom-inspired décor create the look of the...
... Spring Kite Makers Competition!
Depending on wind and weather, schedule is subject to change
Opening Remarks 10 am
Step into Spring Kick-off Parade
Competition & Demonstration Field
Kite Ballets and Demonstrations 10:30 – 11 am
Adult Kite Makers Competition...
...Ticketed Event Information
Proceeds from National Cherry Blossom Festival ticketed events are crucial to support free public programming, ensuring the celebration of the gift of trees continues for generations to come.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC (Saturday...
...2015 Parade Youth Choir Materials
LET IT GO - Full Vocal Chart with Lead (PDF): click here to download
LET IT GO - Music with Lead Vocal (mp3 file): click here to download
LET IT GO - Music without Lead Vocal (mp3 file): click here to download
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... Tune into syndicated coverage of DC's largest spectator event and energy-filled Parade for one hour of giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers as they burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music...
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is currently accepting applications from individuals and organizations interested in being a part of the Parade on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Specialty units are groups with unique skills or routines, such as dance teams, costumed groups and equestrian riders.... Specialty nnits add greatly to the entertainment value of the Parade, complementing the celebrity performers, colorful floats, talented marching bands, and gargantuan helium balloons that proceed down historic Constitution Avenue.
Don't delay in submitting your application! Parade producers review materials...
... proximity to the Tidal Basin, the Festival strives to incorporates artists that perform family-friendly dances, demonstrations or music that are upbeat and festive - reflective of the celebratory nature of the festival.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®
All applications for involvement in the 2015... National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® are now closed.
One of the largest annual spectator events in Washington, the Parade takes place on the final Saturday of the Festival (April 16, 2016) in Downtown DC along historic Constitution Avenue. People line the street for blocks to watch the two...-hour, televised procession of original floats, giant character helium balloons, and other fun Parade fanfare. Marching bands, specialty units, youth choir members, and tap dancers are sought to add to the energy-filled spectacle. Click the pink links below to download the applications for the 2016 National Cherry...
Click the links below and in the sidebar to learn how to get involved in the 2015 Festival.
Purchase tickets to the Pink Tie Party fundraiser or Parade
Make an individual donation
Donate to the auction
Contact the sponsorship team:
Emily Garber, Sponsorship & Marketing...
...Postcard To The Troops
Send cherry blossom greetings to our men and women serving in the military. Find the beautiful 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival postcard at Festival Headquarters at Union Station, the Festival Information Tent at the Tidal Basin, the Parade, and other Festival events...