2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival Calendar of Events

The 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in Washington, DC from March 20th – April 14th, 2013. This Springtime festival is attended by people from all around the world. It celebrates the beautiful gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the friendship between the United States and Japan. There are several signature events in D.C. during the festival:

Pink Tie Party
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7 pm
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
$200 per person
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Family Days presented with the National Building Museum
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 11 am – 4 pm
National Building Museum
Free
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony
Saturday, March 23, 2013
5 pm - 6:30 pm
The Warner Theatre
Free, but advanced tickets required
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Blossom Kite Festival
Saturday, March 30, 2013
10 am – 4:30 pm
Washington Monument grounds
Free
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Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
Saturday, April 6, 2013
1 pm – 9 pm
Southwest Waterfront
Free
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10 am – 12 Noon
Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW
$20 per person for Grandstand Seating
Free along Parade route
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Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:30 am – 6 pm
12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
$5 per person (13 years of age or older)
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If you are coming into town for the festival, make sure you have your hotel reservations now!

For more information about the festival, visit our National Cherry Blossom Festival page.

 

 

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