Performing Arts Opportunities

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has several key events that showcase performing arts of different genres. The Festival welcomes the interest and participation of performers and performance groups to be a part of the celebration at these venues:

Tidal Basin Welcome Area Performance Stage

The Tidal Basin Welcome Area Performance Stage application is closed. Please visit the stage March 29-April 13, 2014.

Family Days presented with the National Building Museum

Set in one of Washington, DC’s grandest venues, Family Days presented with the National Building Museum (March 22 & 23, 2014), provides a showcase to youth audiences and their parents, adding entertainment to the multitude of hands-on activity stations set throughout the Museum. Performances on the stage must either be composed of young members, or provide cultural learning opportunities for younger audiences (ages 6-12). For 2014, strong consideration will be given to performance groups that exhibit/adhere to the 2014 campaign – STEP INTO SPRING. Click here to complete the on-line Interest to Perform application; deadline is December 20, 2013.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®
One of the largest annual spectator events in Washington, the Parade takes place on the final Saturday of the Festival (April 12, 2014) 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.

2014 Marching Band Application

2014 Specialty Unity Application

2014 Mass Youth Choir Information

2014 All-Star Tap Team Information


2015 Marching Band Application

2016 Marching Band Application