Spring is a great time to visit DC, especially during cherry blossom season. Come a few days early and enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival and parade or check out the Japanese Street Festival. Stay a few days longer, and you'll get to experience Petalpalooza! Learn more about these events:

paradeNational Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Where: Constitution Avenue From 7th to 17th St NW

One of DC’s largest spectator events, the high-energy National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC is a vibrant springtime tradition set against the backdrop of DC’s most iconic landmarks along Constitution Avenue. The Parade is rain or shine.

Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival, all made possible by Events DC.

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Street FestivalSakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival 

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd & 7th Street NW

Come enjoy the tastes, sounds and feel of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival!

The largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the US, with 4 stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, cooking demos, a Childrens’ Corner – and more!

Held the same day as the Parade, this rain-or-shine event brings vibrant performances to four stages showcasing 30 cumulative hours of programming.

The daylong cultural celebration welcomes more than 80 cultural groups, arts vendors and food booths.

More information can be found here.


PetalPaloozaNational Cherry Blossom Festival PetalPalooza 

When: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Where: The Wharf, 760 Maine Avenue Southwest

Celebrate spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Petalpalooza for a full day of live music and engaging activities!

Petalpalooza features live music, all-ages activities, product giveaways, and much more among the outdoors. Visit shops and restaurants as the National Cherry Blossom Festival transforms the Washington D.C. community into a one-day-only springtime spectacle!

This event is FREE and fun for all ages.

More information can be found here.