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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  


National Cherry Blossom Festival Wins First Place in BizBash Top 100 Events

The National Cherry Blossom Festival came in first place as a “Top 100 Event in Washington, D.C.” in the Parades, Walks and Festivals category. Every year, BizBash researches events throughout Washington, D.C., and recognizes the most influential annual gatherings in the area. Additionally, the Festival was named as a “Top 100 Event in the United […]


Deadline Approaching: Sing Into Spring

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 […]


Festival Launches 2017 Initiatives and Unveils Official Artwork

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Atsuyuki Oike, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders joined Thursday evening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a preview of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 16). Speakers at the launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc., announced new and expanded events […]


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 […]