National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

April 14, 2018 10:00 am to 2018 12:00 pm

Photo of Cherry Blossoms on Potomac River

About the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Every year, the main event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC is the official parade, hosted by Events DC. The parade route runs 10 blocks, beginning at the National Archives and ending at the Washington Monuments, spectators will be dazzled by elaborate pageantry and entertainment from a variety of celebrity guests.

An event that’s perfect for the whole family, you’ll see decorated floats, gigantic colorful helium balloons, marching bands, clowns, horses, antique cars, military and celebrity performances, and lots more! It’s the ultimate way of saying “Spring Is Here!”

2018 Time & Date

Saturday, April 14 from 10am to Noon

General Information

    • Tickets for the Grand Stand Seating are available for purchase on the official festival website and normally run around $20.
    • The parade route runs along Constitution Avenue – from 7th to 17th streets, NW
    • If you prefer to observe from the sidewalks, free access to the public will be available from 9th to 15th street, NW.

Check out last year’s parade highlights