Performance: Crossroads of Japanese Music

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Performance: Crossroads of Japanese Music

Japanese koto virtuoso and composer Yumi Kurosawa explores a musical perspective on the Japanese and Chinese art in the Freer exhibition, Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan. She performs on a modern twenty-string koto and is joined by violinist Emil Israel Chudnovsky and Chinese flute (dizi) virtuoso Yimin Miao. Their program features classical music from Kyoto and China as well as new music composed by Kurosawa for this event.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Minyo Blooms in Washington D.C // MINYO CRUSADERS Special Performance

The Japan Foundation, New York

Minyo Blooms in Washington D.C // MINYO CRUSADERS Special Performance

Join us at the National Harbor on (Sat) 3/19 4:00 – 5:00 pm (ET) for a special performance featuring MINYO CRUSADERS.

MINYO CRUSADERS is a 10-piece band known for their unique fusion of Japanese traditional folk songs called minyo, with various rhythms and beats inspired from Caribbean, Latin, and African music.

The concert will feature performances by MINYO CRUSADERS, along with explanations of minyo, and Japanese folk dancing. Attendees are welcome to join MINYO CRUSADERS for a special dance at the end of the concert once the choreography has been taught.

This performance is organized by The Japan Foundation New York in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America with The National Harbor.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

6821 Trio

6821 Trio Concert

6821 Trio Concert

Co-presented with the Ryuji Ueno Foundation

  • Tamaki Kawakubo (violin)
  • Benedict Klöckner (cello)
  • Ryo Yanagitani (piano)

Cleverly named to reflect the distance in miles between Tokyo and Washington, DC, The 6821 Series will present the Trio this year, that consists of international artists coming together to fulfill the understanding that music brings disparate cultures together. The group was originally conceived as a joint effort between the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival to bring a more prominent classical music presence to the spring festivities in Washington, DC.

6821 Trio

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Cherry Blossom Princess Afternoon Tea

National Conference of State Societies

Cherry Blossom Princess Afternoon Tea

Join us for a traditional Afternoon Tea and watch as the Cherry Blossom Princesses exhibit beautiful Kimonos and fashions from Lily Pulitzer. Tickets are available below. Prices are $105/adult and $55/Child through March 27 after which tickets are $120/$70. Special meal requests are available at time of purchase.

The Afternoon Tea will be served as we present a Kimono Demonstration with various styles of Kimonos and a Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show with the latest styles from the Spring Collection. This event is not to be missed and hats are encouraged!

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Southwest Chamber Players Gala 25th Anniversary Concerts

Southwest Chamber Players

Southwest Chamber Players Gala 25th Anniversary Concerts

The Southwest Chamber Players announce their triumphant return to the concert stage of Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church with a pair of concerts Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m.. Following a two-year hiatus caused by the scourge of the coronavirus pandemic, this happy occasion will mark the amateur organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Founded in March 1997, the Players’ history has paralleled the growth and development of our Southwest neighborhood by mounting nearly two hundred concert programs.

These two (different) programs will feature works of the great masters Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Poulenc, Shostakovich, and others. The performers will include Southwesters Gwyn Jones, flute and her pianist Rosanne Conway; Caleb Johnson, violin and viola; and Joyce Bouvier. They’ll be augmented by longtime favorites Julia Goudimova, cello; Nancy Genovese and Harold Yaffe, clarinet; Dilyana Kirova, bassoon; Marje Palmieri, soprano, and Stephen Brown and David Ehrlich, piano. And cameos from the D.C. Public Library’s Brown Bag series’ Vasily Popov, cello, and Ralitza Patcheva, piano. A few newcomers will add sparkle: Mayron Tsong, piano; Paul Blanchard, tenor; U.S. military band members Luke Wedge, violin, and Hrant Parsamian, cello; and the Mtingo clarinet quartet.

To observe certain precautions, all attendees need to be vaccinated. Capacity will be limited to 75 people, and social distancing will be required.

The Friday night concert will be available to view online via a livestream. Click below to access.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

The Reveal Project

TATRAS INTERNATIONAL

The Reveal Project

The Reveal Project from Tatras International was designed to create a bridge between traditional Japanese history and its current culture.
The focus of this collection is to express the remarkable craftsmanship and detail behind each Kimono design.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Cherry Blossom Jubilee

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Cherry Blossom Jubilee

Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms during the height of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. After Saturday’s Cherry Blossom Parade in D.C., stop by the heart of Alexandria the next day to enjoy cherry blossom-themed activities and other events. Kick off the celebrations at noon with a live performance by taiko drum group Nen Daiko by the Waterfront entrance. Afterward, view cherry-blossom-inspired works of art throughout studios and galleries on all three floors. Enjoy music and live art demonstrations from participating TFAC artists.

Schedule of Activities

Live Music:

Hands-on Projects between 12 – 3 pm:  

In the Studios:

Visit various studios and galleries throughout all three floors to view The 2022 Cherry Blossom Exhibition. Resident artists showcase their floral and festive designs for visitors to enjoy all month long! On display from Saturday April 2 to Sunday May 1.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Broadcast

CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF THE BLOSSOMS

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® Broadcast

PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC

One of DC’s largest spectator events, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC, was back in-person in 2022! The energy-filled Parade ran for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue Northwest. Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival!

If you missed the celebration in-person, you can watch the broadcast of the Parade on ABC7 anchored by Azubuike “Ike” Ejiochi of Good Morning America as well as Alison Starling and Robert Burton from local 7News. 7News reporter Eileen Whelan and TV personality Carson Kressley provided commentary from the street.

Scroll on for featured performances and the full syndication schedule! Not in your area? You can watch the 2-hour broadcast right here from our YouTube channel. 

Featuring A Pre-Recorded Performance By Nick Carter

Catch the performance of the youngest member of iconic boyband, Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter only on 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Broadcast! 

Nick Carter’s career highlights include:

  • 8 Time Grammy Nominee
  • 2 Diamond RIAA Awards
  • Multiple American Music Award Winner
  • People’s Choice Award Winner
  • RIAA Gold Awarded Solo Artist
  • 3rd place on Season 4 of “The Masked Singer”
  • 2nd place on Season 21 of “Dancing With The Stars”

2022 BROADCAST SYNDICATION LIST

ABCErieWJETSaturday4/9 1:00 pm
ABCWashington, DCWJLASaturday4/9 9:00 am LIVE
ABCCharleston, SCWCIV dt 2Saturday4/16 5:00 pm 
CBSWichita FallsKAUZSaturday4/16 12 noon 
CBSYoungstownWKBNSaturday4/16 12 noon 
FOXMedford-Klamath FallsKMVUSaturday4/16 2:00 pm 
FOXPaducahKBSISaturday4/16 12 noon 
FOXRochestr-Mason City-AustinKXLTSaturday4/16 2:00 pm 
FOXSalt LakeKSTUSaturday4/16 3:00 pm 
FOXChattanoogaWTVC dt 2Saturday4/16 5:00 pm 
ABCFlint-Saginaw-Bay CityWJRTSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
ABCHarlingen-WslcoKRGVSunday4/17 12 noon 
ABCMinneapolis-St. PaulKSTPSunday4/17 12 noon 
ABCOttumwa-KirksvilleKTVOSunday4/17 12 noon 
ABCPhiladelphiaWPVISunday4/17 1:30 pm 
ABCRenoKOLOSunday4/17 3:00 pm 
ABCSalisburyWMDTSunday4/17 1:30 pm 
ABCTopekaKTKASunday4/17 12 noon 
ABCWashington, DCWJLASaturday4/17 1:00 pm 
ABCWilmingtonWWAYSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
CBSBaton RougeWAFBSunday4/17 12 noon 
CBSBillingsKTVQSunday4/17 10:00 am 
CBSButteKXLFSunday4/17 10:00 am 
CBSChampaign&SprngWCIASunday4/17 11:00 am 
CBSClarksburg-WestonWDTVSaturday4/17 12 noon 
CBSColorado Springs-PuebloKKTVSunday4/17 11:00 am 
CBSDothanWTVYSunday4/17 12 noon 
CBSDuluth-SuperiorKBJR dt 2Sunday4/17 11:00 am 
CBSFairbanksKXDFSunday4/17 9:00 am 
CBSGreat FallsKRTVSunday4/17 10:00 am 
CBSHelenaKXLHSunday4/17 10:00 am 
CBSMissoulaKPAXSunday4/17 10:00 am 
CWCedar Rapids-WtrloKCRG dt 2Sunday4/17 2:00 pm 
CWOdessa-MidlandKCWOSunday4/17 11:00 am 
FOXBeaumont-Port ArthurKFDM dt 2Sunday4/17 5:00 pm 
FOXBluefield-BeckleyWVNS dt 2Sunday4/17 11:00 am 
FOXBowling GreenWBKO dt 2Sunday4/17 12 noon 
FOXCharleston-HuntingtonWCHS dt 2Sunday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXClarksburg-WestonWVFXSaturday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXColumbus-TupeloWLOVSunday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXGreensboro-H.Point-W.SalemWGHPSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
FOXHattiesburg-LaurelWHPM dt 1Sunday4/17 1:00 pm 
FOXHonoluluKHONSunday4/17 8:00 am 
FOXJonesboroKJNB dt 1Sunday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXLafayette, INWPBI dt 1Sunday4/17 3:00 om 
FOXMaconWGXASaturday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXMedford-Klamath FallsKMVUSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
FOXMeridianWGBC dt 1Sunday4/17 1:00 pm 
FOXOklahoma CityKOKISunday4/17 12 noon 
FOXOmahaKPTMSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
FOXSanta BarbraKKFXSunday4/17 10:00 am 
FOXTopekaKTMJSunday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXWaco-Temple-BryanKWKTSunday4/17 3:00 pm 
FOXWatertownWNYFSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
FOXWheelingWTOV dt 2Sunday4/17 2:00 pm 
FOXYuma-El CentroKECYSunday4/17 9:00 am 
MNTWest Palm Beach-Ft. PierceWTCNSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
NBCNorfolk-PortsmthWAVYSunday4/17 5:00 pm 
NBCTucson (Sierra Vista)KVOASunday4/17 3:00 pm 
NEWSWashington, DCZNWSSunday4/17 8:00 pm 
CBSKnoxvilleWVLTSunday4/17 1:00 pm 
CBSParkersburgWIYESunday4/1712 noon 

 

CBSFairbanksKXDFSaturday4/23 2:00 pm
CBSLa Crosse-Eau ClaireWKBTSaturday4/23 1:35 am
CWCheyenneKWGNSaturday4/23 2:00 pm
CWDenverKWGNSaturday4/23 2:00 pm
INDCharlotteWAXNSaturday4/23 1:00 pm
MNTAlbuquerque-Santa FeKASYSaturday4/23 4:00 pm
MNTBaton RougeWBXHSaturday4/23 3:00 pm
MNTCedar Rapids-WtrloKCRD dt 3Saturday4/23 1:00 pm
MNTHarrisburgWHPSaturrday4/23 1:00 pm
MNTWilkes Barre-Scranton-HztnWQMYSaturday4/23 6:00 pm
MNTYoungstownWYTV dt 2Saturday4/23 5:00 pm
NBCCharleston-HuntingtonWSAZSaturday4/23 11:00 am
CBSAlexandria, LAKALB dt 2Saturday4/24 12 noon
CBSAugusta-AikenWRDWSunday4/24 12 noon
CBSNashvilleWTVFSunday4/24 11:00 am
CBSTallahassee-ThomasvilleWCTVSunday4/24 12 noon
CBSTampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)WTSPSunday4/24 12 noon
FOXOmahaKPTMSunday4/24 12:30 pm
FOXPittsburghWPGHSunday4/24 12 noon
FOXTopekaKTMJSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCAustinKXANSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCCasperKCWYSunday4/24 11:00 am
NBCFairbanksKTVFSunday4/24 9:00 am
NBCJackson, TNWNBJSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCKansas CityKSHBSunday4/24 11:00 am
NBCLake CharlesKPLCSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCPeoriaWEEKSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCProvidence-New BedfordWJARSunday4/24 12:30 pm
NBCSpringfield-HolyokeWWLPSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCTraverse CityWPBNSunday4/24 12 noon
NBCWheelingWTOVSunday4/24 1:00 pm

 

ABCCedar Rapids-WtrloKCRGSaturday4/29 3:00 am
ABCCharleston, SCWCIV dt 2Saturday4/30 5:00 pm
CWGreenvll-Spart-Ashevll-AndWYCWSaturday4/30 3:00 pm
FOXColumbus-TupeloWLOVSaturday4/30 11:00 am
MNTDavenport-R.Island-MolineWQAD dt 2Saturday4/30 2:00 pm
MNTHarrisburgWHP dt 2Saturday4/30 1:00 pm
NBCFairbanksKTVFSaturday4/30 2:00 pm
FOXTulsaKOKISaturday4/30 2:00 pm
CBSIdaho FallsKIDKSunday5/1 11:00 am
ABCGreenville-N.BernWCTISunday5/1 11:30 am
CBSLincoln & Hastings-KrnyKOLN KGINSunday5/1 11:00 am
CBSNorth PlatteKNPLSunday5/1 11:00 am
CBSPortland, ORKOINSunday5/1 10:00 am
CBSQuincyKHQASunday5/1 12 noon
CBSRapid CityKCLOSunday5/1 10:00 am
CBSSioux Falls(Mitchell)KELOSunday5/1 11:00 am
FOXBeaumont-Port ArthurKFDM dt 2Sunday5/1 3:00 pm
FOXPittsburghWPGHSunday5/1 6:00 pm
FOXSacramnto-StktonKTXLSunday5/1 6:00 pm
MNTWilkes Barre-Scranton-HztnWQMYSunday5/1 2:00 pm
FOXPalm SpringsKDFXSunday5/1 11:00 am
FOXShreveportKMSSSunday5/1 3:00 pm
NBCMobile- PensacolaWPMISunday5/1 7:00 pm

 

ABCEvansvilleWEHTSaturday5/7 11:00 am
CBSFt. Myers-NaplesWINKSaturday5/7 12 noon
CBSGrand JunctionKREXSaturday5/7 10:00 am
CBSSeattleKIROSaturday5/7 3:00 pm
CWLexingtonWKYTSaturday5/7 7:00 pm
FOXCharleston-HuntingtonWCHS dt 2Saturday5/7 4:00 pm
FOXMonroe-El DoradoKARDSaturday5/7 3:00 pm
MNTLimaWTLWSaturday5/7 10:00 am
FOXBurlingtonWFFFSaturday5/7 7:00 pm
ABCLansingWLAJSunday5/8 12:30 pm
ABCLos AngelesKABC dt 2Sunday5/8 9:00 am
ABCWausau-RhinelanderWAOWSunday5/8 12 noon
CBSFairbanksKXDFSunday5/8 3:00 pm
CBSFt. WayneWANESunday5/8 12 noon
CBSLubbockKLBKSunday5/8 11:00 am
CBSMankatoKEYCSunday5/8 11:00 am
CBSMiami-Ft. LauderdaleWFORSunday5/8 12 noon
CBSOttumwa-KirksvilleKTVO dt 2Sunday5/8 11:00 am
CBSRoanoke-LynchburgWDBJSunday5/8 12 noon
CWJacksonvilleWCWJSunday5/8 4:00 pm
CWSpringfield-HolyokeWWLP dt 2Sunday5/8 5:30 am
FOXAmarilloKCPNSunday5/8 1:30 pm
FOXBaltimoreWBFFSunday5/8 5:00 pm
FOXBostonWFXTSunday5/8 5:00 pm
FOXBuffaloWUTVSunday5/8 12 noon
FOXColumbia, SCWACHSunday5/8 3:00 pm
FOXGreen Bay-AppletonWLUKSunday5/8 2:30 pm
FOXHonoluluKHONSunday5/8 12 noon
FOXMemphisWHBQSunday5/8 4:00 pm
FOXMinotKFYR dt 2Sunday5/8 4:00 pm
FOXOklahoma CityKOKISunday5/8 3:00 pm
FOXRichmond-PetersburgWRLHSunday5/8 12 noon
FOXRochester, NYWUHFSunday5/8 6:00 pm
FOXSalt LakeKSTUSunday5/8 11:00 am
FOXWaco-Temple-BryanKWKTSunday5/8 3:00 pm
FOXYuma-El CentroKECYSunday5/8 9:00 am
INDGlendiveK11IADSunday5/8 1:00 pm
INDGlendiveK26NSDSunday5/8 1:00 pm
NBCJoplin-PittsburgKSNFSunday5/8 11:00 am
SPTHoustonKTBUSunday5/8 6:00 pm
ABCLaredoKGNS dt 2Sunday5/8 4:00 am

 

INDDallas-Ft. WorthKATASunday5/9 1:00 pm
CABSan DiegoSD CableSunday5/9 12 noon
INDPhoenixK25DHDSunday5/9 1:00 pm
INDPhoenixK14NADSunday5/9 1:00 pm
INDPhoenixK12OFDSunday5/9 1:00 pm
INDPhoenixK25MGDSunday5/9 1:00 pm
INDSeattleKUSESunday5/9 1:00 pm
INDCleveland-AkronWNHOTuesday5/10 6:00 pm
ABCAtlantaWSBSaturday5/14 5:00 pm
ABCCharleston-HuntingtonWCHSSaturday5/14 5:00 pm
ABCDavenport-R.Island-MolineWQADSaturday5/14 4:00 pm
ABCFt. Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-RgrsKHBS KHOGSaturday5/14 12 noon
ABCGrand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.CrkWZZMSaturday5/14 1:00 pm
ABCNew YorkWABCSaturday5/14 1:00 pm
ABCOttumwa-KirksvilleKTVOSaturday5/14 4:00 pm
ABCSanta BarbraKEYTSaturday5/14 10:00 am
CWEvansvilleWTVWSaturday5/14 4:00 pm
FOXColumbus, OHWSYX dt 2Saturday5/14 5:00 pm
ABCHartford & New HavenWTNHSunday5/15 1:00 pm
ABCLouisvilleWHASSunday5/15 2:00 pm
ABCPortland-AuburnWMTWSunday5/15 3:00 pm
ABCRaleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle)WTVDSunday5/15 12 noon
ABCSioux CityKCAUSunday5/15 11:30 am
ABCSpokaneKXLYSunday5/15 11:00 am
ABCSpokaneKVEWSunday5/15 11:00 am
ABCSpringfield, MOKSPRSunday5/15 1:00 pm
ABCSyracuseWSYRSunday5/15 1:00 pm
ABCToledoWTVGSunday5/15 1:00 pm
ABCWausau-RhinelanderWAOWSunday5/15 12:30 pm
ABCYakimaKAPPSunday5/15 11:00 am
CBSLincoln & Hastings-KrnyKOLN KGINSunday5/15 11:00 am
CBSNorth PlatteKNPLSunday5/15 11:00 am
FOXBiloxi-GulfportWXXVSunday5/15 5:00 pm
MNTRoanoke-LynchburgWZBJSunday5/15 8:00 am

 

ABCDetroitWXYZSaturday5/21 5:00 pm
ABCLafayette, LAKATCSaturday5/21 12 noon
ABCQuincyKHQA dt 2Saturday5/21 4:00 pm
ABCTampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)WWSBSaturday5/21 1:00 pm
ABCWausau-RhinelanderWAOWSaturday5/21 4:00 pm
CWNew OrleansWNOLSaturday5/21 3:00 pm
FOXMinotKFYR dt 2Sunday5/22 12:30 pm
MNTChampaign&SprngWCIXSunday5/22 11:00 am
ABCJohnstownWATMSunday5/22 1:00 pm

 

CWLas VegasKVCWSaturday5/28 4:00 pm
FOXGrand JunctionKFQXSaturday5/28 2:30 pm
MNTLittle Rock-Pine BluffKARZSaturday5/28 4:00 pm
CBSCincinnatiWKRCSaturday5/28 1:00 pm
MNTAlbany-Schenectady-TroyWNYASunday5/29 2:00 pm
MNTOdessa-MidlandKWWTSunday5/29 10:00 am
FOXDaytonWKEF dt 2Sunday5/29 2:00 pm

 

CBSMadisonWISCMonday5/30 6:00 am
INDMadisonTVWMonday5/30 8:00 am
ABCCharleston-HuntingtonWCHSSaturday6/4 5:00 pm
FOXMonroe-El DoradoKARDSaturday6/4 3:00 pm
FOXWichita-Hutchinson PlusKSASSaturday6/4 12 noon
INDOrlando-DaytonaWRDQSaturday6/4 3:00 pm
ABCMinneapolis-St. PaulKSTPSunday6/5 1:30 am
FOXCorpus ChristiKSCCSunday6/5 2:00 pm
FOXSavannahWTGSSunday6/5 3:00 pm
NBCSan AntonioWOAISunday6/5 1:00 pm

 

FOXBakersfieldKBFXSaturday6/11 2:00 pm
FOXDes Moines-AmesKDSMSaturday6/11 7:00 pm
FOXFresno-VisaliaKMPHSaturday6/11 2:00 pm
FOXHonoluluKHONSaturday6/11 7:00 pm
CBSOttumwa-KirksvilleKTVO dt 2Sunday6/12 11:00 am
FOXMinotKFYR dt 2Sunday6/12 12 noon

 

ABCLas VegasKTNVSaturday6/18 3:00 pm
ABCOrlando-DaytonaWFTVSaturday6/18 5:00 pm
CWLas VegasKVCWSaturday6/18 5:00 pm
FOXOklahoma CityKOKISaturday6/18 4:00 am
ABCOttumwa-KirksvilleKTVOSunday6/19 4:00 pm

 

ABCHartford & New HavenWTNHSaturday6/25 5:00 pm
CBSFairbanksKXDFSunday6/26 3:00 pm

 

2022 PARADE FUN RECAP!

Previous
Next

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Japanese Jazz Series

BLUES ALLEY JAZZ

JAPANESE JAZZ SERIES

Three nights of jazz featuring premier Japanese artists:

– April 4th = Yayoi Ikawa
– April 5th = Miki Yamanaka
– April 6th = Yoko Miwa
 

Two performances each night: 8 PM and 10 PM

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko, 45th Anniversary Tour: Breaking Through Tradition to Innovation

Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko

Breaking Through Tradition to Innovation

Represented by Pasifika Artists Network

World-class artist Kenny Endo celebrates 45 years in taiko, his adventurous spirit at the vanguard of the genre. As a jazz percussionist and early innovator in Japanese taiko, he was the first non-Japanese national honored with a natori (stage name & master’s license) in classical Japanese drumming. With roots firmly grounded in tradition, he takes taiko in new directions by incorporating influences like funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban & Hawaiian, as he leads his ensemble –drums, vibes, ‘ukulele, flute, strings (koto, shamisen) — in performances that are nuanced, evocative, brilliant!

Scroll to check out performance photos! 

Previous
Next

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Music That Renews: American Roots

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC

MUSIC THAT RENEWS: AMERICAN ROOTS

Music That Renews: American Roots, led by NatPhil’s own concertmaster Laura Colgate alongside NatPhil chamber players, welcomes the arrival of Spring and the cherry blossoms with music by American composers Valerie Coleman, Florence Price, Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Jerod Tate, and George Gershwin.

Check out other events like this SEE ALL EVENTS

What Makes a Good Karaoke Song?

PLANET WORLD

What Makes a Good Karaoke Song?

What makes a great karaoke song? We all know it isn’t just about talent. In this virtual program, you’ll hear from karaoke pros about what songs get the audience rocking and what ones are guaranteed to clear the room. You’ll learn a little about different song writing techniques, and how the curators at Planet Word chose the songs for Unlock the Music, our participatory karaoke experience.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

two people dancing at national cherry blossom festival parade at National Archive

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF THE BLOSSOMS

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®

PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC

Grand Marshal – Laz Alonso

Strawberry Shortcake

Peppa Pig

Tag Team

Taylor Dane

Freddie Jackson

One of DC’s largest spectator events is back in 2022! The energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue Northwest. Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival!

Portions of the parade are free to the public to view along the route and are first-come, first-serve. Tickets are available for reserved grandstand seating in the performance areas of the Parade. Purchase your tickets today — they make an unforgettable gift for loved ones!

Celebrities and other exciting Parade elements confirmed to-date include:

  • Grand Marshal Laz Alonso, star of Amazon Prime series The Boys and one of Variety’s “Top Ten Actors to Watch”
  • Taylor Dayne, award winning and Grammy nominated vocalist of the 1980’s hit “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Rare Essence, Washington’s premier Go-Go band for over four decades
  • Grammy nominated R&B crooner Freddie Jackson known for his hit song “You Are My Lady”
  • 90’s rap duo Tag Team, best known for their 1993 single “Whoomp! (There It Is)”
  • Wendy Moten, NBC’s The Voice runner-up in 2021 and Grammy-winning Nashville western swing band The Time Jumpers’s member.
  • American Idol’s 3rd place winner and award winning singer/songwriter, Grace Kinstler

Curious as to what else is in store? Check out the full Line of March below; this document will be available in hard copy onsite at the Parade. Scroll on to take a peek at our parade preview for 2022 and the 2019 Parade below.

Health and Safety

In order to ensure the Parade is a fun and safe experience for all attendees, the National Cherry Blossom Festival adheres to local and federal health requirements. Please note that this information is subject to change as the Festival continues to monitor health and safety guidelines.

In compliance with the most recent National Park Service guidelines, masking will not be required for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade due to low community transmission of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia. We recommend that all eligible attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations.
 

GETTING TO THE PARADE

The one-mile length of the Parade route is accessible from multiple Metro stations. Ticketholders should confer their ticket purchase confirmation email that contains explicit instructions on how to walk from Metro to their seats. Spectators who are standing along the free & accessible portions of the route from 9th to 15th Streets should utilize the following Metro stops:

  • To stand on the north side of Constitution Avenue – Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver lines) or Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red/Silver lines)
  • To stand on the south side of Constitution Avenue – L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Green/Orange/Silver/Yellow lines) or Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines)

Spectators should utilize the DC Circulator’s National Mall route for access to all portions of the Parade. The closest stops are located along Madison Drive NW. Rides cost just $1 and buses arrive every 10 minutes. Riders are encouraged to check DCCirculator.com for real-time service updates, as the traditional route may experience some detours due to road closures.

Multiple Capital Bikeshare stations are conveniently located near the Parade route and along the National Mall.

Spectators on the north side of Constitution Avenue can use the station at 10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW or 14th Street & D Street NW/Reagan Building.

Spectators on the south side of Constitution Avenue can use the station at 14th Street & Jefferson Street SW / Washington Monument or 12th Street & Jefferson Street SW / Smithsonian Metro.

For a complete list of stations, visit CapitalBikeshare.com.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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

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 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. ​

Sakura Sunday

National Harbor

Sakura Sunday

Sakura Sunday at National Harbor is a free festival that will feature a wide array of activities including Japanese market, cultural performances, art, culinary demonstrations, and much.

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!

Post shares event near Washington DC, things to do during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Image of violin made of cherry blossom. Text reads Enchanted Rhapsody with the Edgewood String Quartet. Taylor Swift vs. Queen. Saturday, April 9 4:00 to 7:30 PM.

Enchanted Rhapsody

NATIONAL LANDING

Enchanted Rhapsody

Don’t miss a starlit night listening to a live set of Taylor Swift versus Queen songs performed by the Edgewood String Quartet to welcome in the bliss of springtime and the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Grab your best friend and rock the night away celebrating friendship, warmer days to come and a season of new beginnings. Specialty drinks and food will be available for purchase from RĀKO, Crystal City Wine Shop and other local eateries. Registration is required to experience this night of Enchanted Rhapsody and to break free from the winter blues, embracing an evening of being fearlessly you.

Previous
Next

MAP YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

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!