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March 20 - April 15, 2018

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You Can Still Watch the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade!

A one hour version of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be aired nationally through the end of June. Click here to view the full list of markets and air dates.


National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade to be Streamed Live

Watch the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on a delayed broadcast on Saturday, April 8 12 PM - 2 PM on ABC7/WJLA and News Channel 8 or watch live on WJLA.com or Facebook.


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.


Parade Grandstand Tickets On Sale Now!

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


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  


2017 Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is thrilled to have won eight 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 […]


2018 Signature Event Dates

Mark your calendars for the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 - April 15.


Anacostia River Festival

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival.