March Events

Family Days is Presented with National Building Museum, sponsored by Safeway


SAT, 3/22 10 AM – 4:00 PM SUN,3/23 11 AM – 4:00 PM

National Building Museum - 401 F Street, NW

Join the National Cherry Blossom Festival and National Building Museum for the ninth annual family weekend for kids of all ages! The free event celebrates spring and explores Japanese arts and design through interactive arts and crafts, activity stations, and energetic youth performances.

National Cherry Blossom Festival® Opening Ceremony

Mar 22, 2013

5PM - 6:30PM

Warner Theatre The Opening Ceremony commences the 2013 Festival with a star-studded show featuring local and national entertainment to welcome springtime to Washington, DC.

Cherry Blast: Art + Music Dance Party

Mar 29, 2014

7PM - Midnight

Blind Whino – 734 1st Street, SW

For the fifth year in a row, Cherry Blast is a multi-media Festival party! Take part in a multisensory, multimedia event filled with visual and performance art and cutting-edge DJs.

Blossom Kite Festival

Sunday, March 30

10:00 AM - 4 PM

Washington Monument Grounds Spring is in the air – literally! Soar into the kite flying season with a day-long event featuring kite-making competitions, demonstrations from master kite makers, kite “ballet” performances, family activity stations, a kite club display area, public field, and more.

UPDATE: The Blossom Kite Festival is rescheduled for Sunday, March 30. The full event is planned to take place, though the schedule is subject to change depending on wind and weather.


April Events

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Saturday, April 5

1 – 9 PM

Water Street, SW, between 6th to 9th streets Enjoy eight hours of entertainment before the Fireworks Show lights the sky at 8:30 PM. The community celebration features live music on three stages, water-related hands-on activities for the entire family, the Very Cherry Marketplace featuring fine art and crafts, food trucks, waterfront beer garden, and more

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® sponsored by Events DC 

Apr 12, 2014

Saturday, April 12 10 AM to Noon, rain or shine. Celebrity entertainers, giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, and performers burst down Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th to 17th streets in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Standing along the Parade route is free. Grandstand Tickets guarantee the best view and are available starting at $20 online.

Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival produced by The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

Apr 12, 2014

10:30 AM - 6PM

12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Sponsored by The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States. Featuring food, arts, culture and live traditional and J-Pop performances on four stages.