2- 9:30 PM; Fireworks display 8:30 PM (weather permitting)
2 – 9:30 PM
District Wharf – 600-650 Water Street, SW (map)
6 – 9 PM
Titanic Memorial, Southwest Waterfront Park (map)
Join us from 2 – 9:30 PM at the District Wharf for live music, beer garden, food trucks, all ages hands-on activities, and more
Join us from 6 – 9 PM at The Titanic Memorial for pre-fireworks entertainment
Check back soon for additional event details.
We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation to the Waterfront area.
Metrorail- Orange/Blue lines to L’Enfant Plaza (0.7 miles to the Festival) or Green line to Waterfront (0.3 miles to the Festival)
Metrobus- There are many options for bus routes near the Festival site. Use the Trip Planner
There is no public event parking on Water Street, SW. Please utilize area parking lots on 4th Street, SW and by L’Enfant Plaza.
Attendees can access the Festival at multiple entry points, including the intersection of Maine Ave. SW and M St. SW as well as via several access points along 4th St SW towards Waterfront Park.
Fireworks Viewing Information: Attendees are encouraged to view the fireworks display along the waterfront closest to the Titanic Memorial. While there will be many vantage points along the waterfront the Waterfront Park is an ideal location. Please proceed to this area well in advance of the show for your safety and exit on walkways to 4th Street SW. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will be postponed to the following evening, Sunday, April 16 at 8:30 PM.
5 – 6:30 PM
Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street, NW (map)
FREE; Advance ticketing required. There will be a $5 registration fee when tickets are claimed.
Tickets will be available January 2017.
Kick-off the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. Enjoy spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic Warner Theatre. The Festival heralds a natural treasure that unites our city, region, nation, and the world. The trees – both in Japan and the U.S. – always have symbolized birth and renewal. The Opening Ceremony celebrates the season through a showcase of great American and Japanese talent. Check back soon for updates on who will be performing.
WHEELCHAIR AND HEARING-IMPAIRED SEATING REQUESTS
To request wheelchair seating or hearing-impaired seating (require ASL interpreter), contact the National Cherry Blossom Festival ticket manager at email@example.com. Wheelchair and hearing-impaired seating requests are limited to two per patron.
Metro: The Warner Theatre is accessible through the Metro Center station. This can be accessed through the red, orange, silver and blue lines.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (Map)