Tidal basin welcome area & ANA stage


Tidal Basin Welcome Area
& ANA Stage

Hosted With The National Park Service

Jay Snap | LaDexon Photographie

Witness peak bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, while also experiencing entertainment representing Japanese, American, and other cultures!

Live performances among the blossoms at the Tidal Basin celebrate the longstanding friendship between the U.S. and Japan with a dynamic, cross-cultural mix of American, Japanese, and other performing arts.

  • Performance will be featured on the stage from 12 PM – 6 PM during Peak Bloom, rain or shine.
  • Welcome Area is open 10 AM – 6 PM in addition to the performance times.
  • Exact dates TBD based on peak bloom period
  • All dates and hours are subject to change

Watch the blossoms real time


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Interested in performing?

If you are interested in performing on the Tidal Basin Stage located at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA stage during the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival, please click the button below 


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. Click the filters on our interactive map to see all that the Festival has to offer and craft a tailored experience as you Rediscover Spring. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!


Parking is limited in the District, especially during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s highly recommended that visitors use DC’s alternative transportation modes like Capital Bikeshare, DC Streetcar, Scooters, DC Circulator, Metrobus, and Metrorail to make the most of their experience. Skip the traffic and parking by planning your trip with goDCgo’s interactive map.


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Tidal Basin SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.