10:30 AM – 6 PM
M Street and New Jersey Avenue, SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood
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$8 advance purchase for adults (until April 8), $10 thereafter and at the gate on the day of the Matsuri, children 12 and under are free
The Sakura Matsuri—Japanese Street Festival, the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the U.S., returns to the streets of D.C. on Saturday, April 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held the same day as the Parade, this rain-or-shine event brings vibrant performances to four stages showcasing 30 cumulative hours of programming.
The daylong cultural celebration, presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, enjoys a new location for 2016 in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood—at M Street and New Jersey Avenue SE, across the street from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station. Sakura Matsuri welcomes more than 80 cultural groups, arts vendors and food booths to our celebration.
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