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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the largest Japanese cultural festival in the United States, featuring food, arts and culture, merchandise, and live traditional and J-Pop performances on four stages, including martial arts demonstrations.

Sakura Matsuri stretching for nearly one mile through the streets of downtown Washington DC, from near the White House to FBI headquarters, the Sakura Matsuri is held each spring as the climax of the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival. On good weather days, it has drawn over 40,000 visitors in 7 hours.

Attendees to the festival can buy tickets on-line at or pay cash at any of the festival entrances on the day of the festival.

METRO: Federal Triangle, Blue/Orange lines;
Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Red lines.

PARKING: Good luck :-) Garage or metro in

Time: 10:30 AM – 6 PM
Location: 12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Cost: $5 per person (13 years of age or older)

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  • John

    Sorry something came up at the last minute, won't be able to attend.

    April 13, 2013

  • LP

    I'm volunteering at the Beer Station at the Festival....stop by to say hi if you can :)

    April 12, 2013

  • John

    Hi there! Hope to meet some friendly faces tomorrow.

    April 12, 2013

  • Joe N.

    If you want to meet up, I will be wearing a bright red hoodie and red Yankees cap. I'll be at:
    JPop stage at 12pm.
    ANA stage at 2:15pm.
    JPop stage at 3:45pm.

    Here is the performance schedule:

    Hope to see you there.

    April 12, 2013

  • Joe N.

    We'll meet up at the McDonald's J-POP Stage at 9th and Pennsylvania at 12pm. I'm looking at the program now:

    Looks amazing! They're getting good local restaurants coming out to provide food, will have big J-Pop/Rock acts, martial arts, cosplay contest, traditional Japanese music, bazaar, and more.

    April 8, 2013

40,000 went

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