The National Cherry Blossom Festival is taking over the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood for Petalpalooza®, presented by Chase.
This day-long, all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations through the Petalpalooza Art Walk, a cashless beverage garden, family-friendly hands-on activities, roaming DC sports mascots and entertainers, and more, all along the banks of the Anacostia River.
The evening is capped by the dazzling choreographed Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show set to music starting at 8:30 PM over the Anacostia River as the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is lit up in pink.
This event is FREE.
Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 1 – 9 PM
– Capitol Riverfront at the Yards Navy Yard Metro Station (Dept of Transportation Exit on M Street & New Jersey Ave)
– Fireworks will be visible from Anacostia Park
Five zones across more than 40,000 square feet tailored for a day full of blossom fun:
- Navy Yard Metro/Yards Park
- Tingey Plaza
- Chase Main Stage at the Yards
- The Great Lawn
- Diamond Teague Park
Roaming street performers
Pet Comfort Station presented by Mars Petcare
Live music and a DJ across four stages
Student Art Showcase Installation
ARTECHOUSE DC XR Activation (Enjoy from both sides of the river, just like the fireworks)
Official cocktail of the Festival