By now you must have heard about The National Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place in Washington DC every year. This event signifies the friendship between the United States and Japan as Japan gifted cherry blossom trees to them. This festival takes place for two whole weeks which include several fun and education activities for everyone as well as parades, art exhibitions and even concerts that everyone can enjoy. Since it is a springtime festival, it takes place usually between the months March and April.
The start of the festival is signified by the Opening Ceremony which is held in March at the Warner Theatre. Here you will find several international performers that will entertain all of the guests. The tickets to this event are free and everyone can attend this event.
This is the most popular event of the whole festival as it signifies about half a century of kite flying on the National Mall. The location of this event is the Washington Monument around 10am to 4pm. Here you will witness several wonders as you see kites of all colors, sizes and shapes. People from all over America fly in to attend this event so that they can show off their skills to other countries. People can attend the contests as they please. All of the guests are required to bring their own unique kites to this event. But for those who don’t have any, there is a DIY kite station present for both kids and adults that can make their own kites.
This event takes place at the Southwest Waterfront and it is one of the signature events that people absolutely adore. It begins at 1pm sharp where several performers perform on the stage on different music and dance performances. Here you will find face painting, games and several hands-on activities that kids can enjoy. With food and drinks, this event is topped off with fireworks at the end of the day.
This parade is not only colorful but is something that people of all ages and backgrounds look forward to. There are big helium balloons, celebrity performances, marching bands, and other fun activities in this event. This takes place for about 10 blocks from National Mall to the Washington Monument. If you prefer, you can book a vehicle from Limo Rentals Seattle for affordable rates and enjoy the whole parade from your car.
This events connects people with several interactive activities. It is a free event that is held in the parks of Washington DC that you can easily attend.
This event celebrates the Japanese culture as it brings together sounds, sights as well as the tastes of Japan to the people of America. People can take part in cosplay activities and food tastings. There are also several Japanese inspired parties to attend.
So which event are you looking forward to the most?