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It’s Freezing This Week but Knowledge of the 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival Dates Will Warm You Up

by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm 0

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Not really but good to look forward to anyway! From the National Cherry Blossom Festival:

“ANNOUNCING THE 2016 NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 – SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2016 Festival, March 20 – April 17, includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.

About:

Four anchoring weekends and daily programming throughout the metro-DC region. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Key dates include:

§ Friday, March 18 – Pink Tie Party fundraiser presented by ANA at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (ticketed event)

§ Saturday, March 26 – Official Opening Ceremony at Warner Theatre (free tickets required)

§ Saturday March 26 – Family Day presented with the National Building Museum

§ Saturday, April 2 – Blossom Kite Festival

§ Saturday, April 9 – Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

§ Saturday, April 16 – National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC ($20 grandstand seating, standing room along the route, free)

§ Saturday, April 16 – Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival produced by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC (Tickets $10, 12 and under free)

§ Saturday, April 16 – Cherry Blast An Events DC Festival of All Things Anime, Cosplay and Gaming”

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