Sakura Matsuri festival at capitol building

Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

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SAKURA MATSURI - Japanese Street Festival

The Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the United States. The festival features over 24 hours of Japanese cultural performances on four stages (including J-Pop, traditional Japanese music, and martial arts) and a diverse range of cultural exhibitors, artisan and commercial vendors of traditional and contemporary Japanese goods, and Japanese and other food and beverages. The festival also spotlights travel and tourism opportunities and innovative Japanese technologies.

2023 FESTIVAL AREAS

•             Arts & Culture
•             Japan Now!
•             Ginza Marketplace
•             Taste of Japan

Sakura Matsuri festival at capitol building

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Street Closure Notice

4/15 – 4/16/23: Streets surrounding the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade route (7th – 17th Streets Northwest off Constitution Avenue) will be closed the morning of Saturday, April 15. Please note that the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival will be taking place nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th streets NW and roads will be closed both Saturday and Sunday, 4/15 – 16.

Explore the Festival's Roots

Travel to Japan is open once again, and we invite you experience and explore Japan firsthand. Learn more about the Festival partners who would love to help you plan your trip!

PLAN 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. 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!

Sakura Sunday 2024

National Harbor

Sakura Sunday 2024

Sakura Sunday celebrates the Cherry Blossoms with free cultural activities including an artisanal Japanese marketplace, cultural performances, culinary delights, a sake and beer garden and more!

PLAN 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. 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!

Explore the Festival's Roots

Travel to Japan is open once again, and we invite you experience and explore Japan firsthand. Learn more about the Festival partners who would love to help you plan your trip!

PLAN 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. 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!

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Tenth Annual Anacostia River Festival

Produced by 11th st bridge park and National Park Service

Anacostia river festival

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the tenth annual Anacostia River Festival. Join us at this FREE family-friendly event as we celebrate 10 Years of Culture Brilliance at the Anacostia Park on May 4, 2024.

Festival Activities
This FREE family-friendly event will reconnect you to the river and the outdoors as you celebrate 10 Years of BridgingDC with us and our friends.

In Anacostia Park
All activities are FREE. Reservations and water safety waivers must be completed before participating in either activity. Both can be obtained from the River Activities tent located on the festival grounds.

Live Entertainment
Arts, Crafts, & Games
Art Exhibitions
And More!

Free Fishing Workshop
Let’s reel it in at the Anacostia Park! Department of Energy and Environment (DOE) will be hosting free fishing workshops. All gear, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, will be provided by and staff will be on hand to instruct and help anglers new and old.
*minors must be accompanied by an adult.

On Marion Barry Ave
11th Street Bridge Park presents
SE Market
1:00 – 6:00pm EST

The market will include local businesses, food vendors and much more!

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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. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants, 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 6821 Quintet at Millennium Stage

6821 Quintet Concert

Co-presented with the Ryuji Ueno Foundation

While flowers blossom, music will bloom. The 6821 Quintet will return to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to enrich the observation of the annual cherry blossoms for visitors and local communities to enjoy. 

The 6821 Quintet

  • Eric Silberger (Violin)
  • Ria Honda (Violin)
  • Santiago Vazquez-Loredo (Violin)
  • Benedict Klöckner (Cello)
  • Ryo Yanagitani (Piano)

Cleverly named to reflect the distance in miles between Tokyo and DC, The 6821 Quintet 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. The quintet not only assembled every spring to perform music at various venues around DC but was also tasked with premiering a new work commissioned and composed for the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, four compositions in total (2016-2019). 

The idea of commissioning contemporary composers to create a new work for the National Cherry Blossom Festival was an especially creative idea conceived by Founder and Executive Producer Dr. Ryuji Ueno. Just as the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the blossoms as a symbol of peace and harmony between Japan and the United States, Dr. Ueno envisioned a synthesis and harmony of Western classical music with Japanese aesthetics in the new compositions. The criteria for the new works consisted of simply 1) composing a piece of music for a traditional piano quintet setting and 2) the famous folk song “Sakura, Sakura” must be incorporated into the musical narrative. Everything else was left to the creative inspiration of each composer. The outcome of this project has been extraordinary, as you will hear in the recordings. We hope you enjoy this triumph of cultural connection and collaboration through the art of music.

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. 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

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2022 PARADE FUN RECAP!

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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 presented by Events DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®

PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC

The Nation’s Springtime Parade is an amazing sight on Constitution Avenue! 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 celebrating spring in Washington, DC.

2024 PARADE PERFORMERS

“The Sugar Hill Gang” with Wonder Mike, Master Gee and HenDogg featuring DJ T Dynasty – the Fathers of Hip Hop

 

Colin Stough, American Idol Finalist

Miss District of Columbia

Treena Ferebee

The Funky Bunch

Mambo Sauce

Voices of Classic Soul

Jacquie Roar

Martha Wash

National Children’s Chorus

Carson Kressley

Robert Burton and Eileen Whelan of 7 News

Charity Lawson, Honorary Marshal

It's on TV too! Catch the One-Hour Broadcast in your city!

Experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade with guests from The Most Magical Place On Earth—Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Grand Marshal, Princess Tiana!

Disney Properties © Disney

More surprises to come! Stay tuned for performer updates...

Thelma Houston, Grammy Winner and Motown legend

Michael James Scott, the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway

Leah Marlene, American Idol season 20 second runner up

2024 PARADE PERFORMERS

Omar Jose Cardona, The Voice Season 22 Finalist

Parajita Bastola, DC Area Native and The Voice Semifinalist

12 Marching Bands from across the country

2023 FEATURED PARADE BALLOONS

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Peppa Pig

Alma from Alma’s way

WEST END

At the end of the Parade route, it was non-stop fun in the grandstands! Toby & Chilli from WASH FM and local performers kept the energy blossoming all morning.

2023 BROADCAST HOSTS

Co-hosts Alison Starling and Robert Burton of 7News

TV Personality Carson Kressley

Eileen Whelan of 7News

Street Reporter and co-host Gio Benitez of Good Morning America 

MAP* YOUR PARADE DAY EXPERIENCE

*Map is subject to change in 2024.

The 2022 Parade included: 

  • 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

Wondering who else performed at the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival? Check out the full Line of March below!

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!

GETTING TO THE PARADE

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. 

The one-mile length of the Parade route is accessible from multiple Metro stations. Ticketholders should confer their ticket purchase confirmation email with explicit instructions on walking 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.

The one-mile length of the Parade route is accessible from multiple Metro stations. Ticketholders should confer their ticket purchase confirmation email with explicit instructions on walking 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.

Street Closure Notice

4/15 – 4/16/23: Streets surrounding the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade route (7th – 17th Streets Northwest off Constitution Avenue) will be closed the morning of Saturday, April 15. Please note that the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival will be taking place nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th streets NW and roads will be closed both Saturday and Sunday, 4/15 – 16.

Emancipation Day

Mayor Muriel Bowser will be leading the DC Emancipation Day parade and celebration from 2 – 9 PM on Saturday, April 15. The celebration will take place at Freedom Plaza (10th St. NW to 14th St NW on Pennsylvania Ave NW).

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.

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!

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!

Celebration Show

AN ODE TO DC IN SPRINGTIME

CELEBRATION SHOW PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC

Pop the popcorn and gather with the family to watch this hour-long television extravaganza celebrating the sights and sounds of DC in springtime.

The Celebration Show will premier online on Gather by Events DC (gatherthedistrict.com.com/cherry-blossoms-celebration) on Friday, April 9 at 8 PM; locally on WJLA-TV (ABC7) on Saturday, April 10 at 12 Noon or on ABC7 WJLA 24/7 News on April 11 at 10:30 AM EDT; and syndicated nationally throughout April, May, and June (check local listings).

CO-HOSTS

Drew Barrymore
Alison Starling

SEGMENT HOSTS

Kristi Yamaguchi
Michelle Marsh

PERFORMERS

Amy Grant
LeAnn Rimes
CeCe Winans
Norm Lewis
Lindsey Stirling
Samantha Diaz

THE NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL CELEBRATION SHOW PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC AIRS NATIONALLY IN APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE 2021.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

Amazon Logo Sponsor

SEGMENT SPONSOR

Mars logo

SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSOR

Celebration Show

AN ODE TO DC IN SPRINGTIME

CELEBRATION SHOW REVISITED

Pop the popcorn and gather with the family to watch this hour-long television extravaganza celebrating the sights and sounds of DC in springtime.

The Celebration Show will premier online on Gather by Events DC (gatherthedistrict.com.com/cherry-blossoms-celebration) on Friday, April 9 at 8 PM; locally on WJLA-TV (ABC7) on Saturday, April 10 at 12 Noon or on ABC7 WJLA 24/7 News on April 11 at 10:30 AM EDT; and syndicated nationally throughout April, May, and June (check local listings).

CO-HOSTS

Drew Barrymore
Alison Starling

SEGMENT HOSTS

Kristi Yamaguchi
Michelle Marsh

PERFORMERS

Amy Grant
LeAnn Rimes
CeCe Winans
Norm Lewis
Lindsey Stirling
Samantha Diaz

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

Amazon Logo Sponsor

SEGMENT SPONSOR

Mars logo

SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSOR

Look & Listen: Japanese Art and Music

Freer and Sackler, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art PRESENTS

Look & Listen: Japanese Art and Music

Explore traditional Japanese views of nature and the seasons through the music of the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and beautiful paintings and woodblock prints from the museum’s collections. Event Link.

(Artist) Hokushu

Tamagawa University Taiko and Dance Group US Tour 2024

Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group

North American Tour

Thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance as nearly thirty drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University take the stage. It is one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan coming out of Japan’s top performing arts university. Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa and the United States. We have been touring extensively in East Coast since 2003, which includes performances at the Kennedy Center, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC., the Subaru Cherry
Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia, and the NBA Half-time show at the Wachovia Center We are so excited to be a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival again!

Explore the Festival's Roots

Travel to Japan is open once again, and we invite you experience and explore Japan firsthand. Learn more about the Festival partners who would love to help you plan your trip!

PLAN 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. 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!

Sakura Sundays

SAKURA SUNDAY

Sakura Sunday at National Harbor will feature a wide array of free cultural activities including Japanese inspired art creation, culinary classes, in person or virtual, and much more to be announced.

More to come soon!

CLOSEST METRO

Southern Avenue

Petalpalooza

OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA

Celebrate spring at Petalpalooza, for a full day of live music and engaging activities!

This day-long all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations, a cashless beverage garden, family-friendly hands-on activities, roaming 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.

This event is FREE and fun for all ages.

Times and activities are subject to change. 

Petalpalooza at Capitol Riverfront on Saturday, April 16th, 2022 in Washington. (Joy Asico / Asico Photo)

Check out the 2022 Petalpalooza digital map for a sneak peek of what you will see in  2023!

SWIPE TO CHECK OUT PETALPALOOZA 2023!

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What's Happening at Petalpalooza presented by Chase

*Please note, these listings are subject to change

  • Rock Climbing Wall – 24ft rockwall with 3 routes that engages participants of all ages and activity level
  • Participant/Activity tents
      • Cherry Blossom Follies (Art in Bloom presented by Amazon) – wooden cherry blossom cutouts with slits on the sides that enable pieces to be fit together and built into interactive 3D sculptures
      • Metro Transit Police Department – interactive games and giveaways
      • iHeart – step and repeat with cherry blossoms and station logos, table tent prizes games, yard games
      • Hands on Heart – teaching first aid
      • Mobile Rock Climbing Wall – 24 foot climbing wall
      • Movement Gyms – on the ground climbing games and climbing skills demonstrations
      • Paragon / Evolve – protein shake giveaways
      • Harris Teeter – truck activation with tent + giveaways
      • National Children Museum – blossom-themed kids flower craft activity
  •  Stage
    • Yoga/Music – instructor on stage engaging the crowd in relaxing exercises to the beat of the music ; mobility and fitness classes
    • Mayweather Gym
  • Food Trucks + Picnic tables
  • Large Yard Games
    • Picnic Tables / Hammocks – tables and hammocks are spread out through the zone providing rest spots
    • Body Marbling – festival goers become art, utilizing hydrodynamics to transfer glowing, swirling patterns onto skin
    • Dunk it with Dunkin’ Donuts – dunking game with pink basketballs; coffee samples and giveaways
    • My Eye Dr. – swag giveaways (Silent Disco sponsor)
    • Food and Bev
    • Food Trucks
    • Official Cocktail Bar – Blossom Beverage canned cocktails
    • DC Water Quench Buggy
  •  Music – Live DJ
    • SILENT DISCO – participants are able to tune in to their desired channel through individual headsets providing personalized experiences
      • Latin Dance, Today’s Hits – by request
      • Schedule:
        • 2pm-2:30pm; 3:30pm-4:00pm; 5pm-5:30pm; 6:30pm-7pm
        • limited fun swag giveaway items for first 50 participants in each session!
 
  • On-Site Activations
    • Chase Sponsor Lounge
    • Beverage Garden + Kirin Lounge
      • Opici Wine Bar + Kirin Beer Bar
  • Merchandise Tent
  • Petalpalooza Art Market – Black Girl Art Show – celebration of black female artists using varying forms of media with the central theme of vibrancy, organic, floral inspired
  • Sundeck – Gardening Activity Stations – sponsored by Chase
    • Decorate your own Pot
    • Plant a seedling
    •  DC Beekeepers – education and hive observatory
  • DC Lottery – games and giveaways
  • Picnic Tables / Hammocks
  • Origami Boat Activity – inviting event goers to decorate and create origami boats to test out in the canal basin
  • DC Water – Tent with giveaways
  •  Stage Performances
    • Jazzy Blu
    • Mama Moon and the Rumpshakers
    • Max Rosado
    • Black Alley
    • Everyday Everybody
  • Food Vendors
  • On-Site Activations
    • Mars Petcare – pet-friendly giveaways / photo op
    • Balloon twisters
    • Anacostia River Festival – photo activation, giveaways and jump ropers
    • CRBID’s Blossom Arbor – Public Art Activity + Installation
    • Student Art Showcase display 
    • Washington Performing Arts – musical instrument petting zoo
  •  Stage Performances
    • 1pm Justin Trawick
    • 2pm Crazy Legz
    • 3pm Pam Ward
    • 4pm Honest Lee Soul
    • 5pm Future Band
    • 6pm The Experience Band
    • 7pm DuPont Brass
    • ++Double Dutch Jump Rope performances and crowd engagement throughout the day
 
  • On-Site Activations
    • Kayak Painting Activity – event goers have a chance to contribute to the design of kayak(s) that will highlight the waterfront and the fun activities to come!
    • Harbor Patrol – T-shirt Press Craft
    • Picnic Tables/ Hammocks
    • BetMGM – Game + Prizes – XL Plinko Board + photo op
    • Hands on Heart – first aid training and info
  •  Stage Performances Lineup
    • Tre Charles
    • Flowerbomb
    • Massie
    • Perro Sombra
    • Blacc Print Experience
  • Food Offerings – TBD

 

Lost and Found: Bring found items to an Information Tent. 

Lost Child: Please escort lost children to an information tent where staff can assist with reunification 

Fireworks viewing: The fireworks display may be viewed from all locations throughout the event, with the best views located on the boardwalk and Yards Park in Zones 3, 4, and 5. The fireworks can also be seen from Anacostia Park across the River.  

Throughout the Day: Extend your reality with a special Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge XR Activation sponsored by ARTECHOUSE DC!

Download the ARTECHOUSE app, and point it at the Bridge from anywhere along the river at Petalpalooza. Tap the Blossom icon that pops up and watch the blossoms adorn the Bridge. Learn more.

ARTECHOUSE XR EXPERIENCE

Inspired by the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge — which connects physically-divided neighborhoods in the DC Metro Area — ARTECHOUSE has created a new XR (Extended Reality) art activation in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Activated using the ARTECHOUSE XR app, viewers are encouraged to reflect on meaningful connections in the world around us core to this time of year.

Transportation

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 Getting to the Blossoms Guide.

Travel Advisory

Metro train travel is strongly recommended to Petalpalooza for April 8, 2023.

CLOSEST METRO

Navy Yard-Ballpark (Department of Transportation exit on M Street & New Jersey Ave)

Navy Yard-Ballpark (Ball Park exit on M Street & Half Street)

STREET CLOSURE NOTICE

4/8/23: Please note that roads south of M street SE between First and 5th Streets will be restricted or closed for Petalpalooza in the Capitol Riverfront area. Please note that other large events are taking place in this area on the same date and public transit is strongly recommended. 

GETTING TO PETALPALOOZA

Metro is the best way to experience the Festival, with multiple ways to get to an event. For maps, schedules, and fees, please visit wmata.com

METRO DESTINATION: 

ALL DAY: Navy Yard-Ballpark station is recommended for avoiding road closures in the areas surrounding Capitol Riverfront at The Yards, including 3rd, 4th, 5th, and Water Street, after 10 AM on April 6.

Navy Yard-Ballpark station (Green line): We suggest taking the Department of Transportation exit at the Navy Yard station.

Walking Directions to Capitol Riverfront from Navy Yard-Ballpark metro

Spectators should utilize the DC Circulator’s Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza route to access the Yards. The closest stops are located along D Street/ 7th Street SW. 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 Capitol Riverfront at The Yards.

Spectators could utilize the docks along 3rd & M St SE or 4th & M St SE. To view more options, check out the ‘Getting to Petalpalooza’ layer on our map.

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

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 Petalpalooza SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Health and Safety

To ensure Petalpalooza 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. 

 We recommend that all eligible attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations.

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Pet Comfort Stations

Pet comfort stations will be available at the Tidal Basin Welcome AreaBlossom Kite Festival, and Petalpalooza. Click the link below for pet-friendly details!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

Special Thanks

Corner Water
Washington Performing Arts
Metro

DDOT
Blossom Beverages

 

PLAN 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. 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!