National Cherry Blossom Festival 2011, March 26-April 10
THE 2011 NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MARCH 26 – SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington DC’s and the nation’s greatest celebration offering 16 days of diverse programming that largely is free and open to the public. Entertaining and engaging more than one million residents and visitors annually, the 2011 Festival celebrates the 99th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the citizens of the United States and Japan.
March 26 – April 10, 2011 – 16 days anchored by 3 SPECTACULAR WEEKENDS of events
Saturday, March 26th Family Day – traditional Opening Ceremony at the National Building Museum
Sunday, March 27th Blossom Kite Festival presented by the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, April 2nd Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
Grand Finale Weekend
Saturday, April 9th National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® and Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
Events throughout Washington, DC and metro area. Best viewing of cherry blossom trees at Tidal Basin.
Contact: Danielle Piacente, Communications Manager 202-638-8374; Danielle@downtowndc.org
Hotline: (877) 44-BLOOM
Watch for the March issue of www.greencourses.net featuring the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Gardens of Washington, D.C.