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 for the 2018 Opening Ceremony will be available soon!
Kick-off the 2018 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 the full list of performers for the 2018 Opening Ceremony.
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.
Watch highlights of the 2017 Opening Ceremony here!