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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 www.sakuramatsuri.org 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Are people still here?

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me and joe and Ann are at the jpop stage come join us

    April 13, 2013

  • Rudy R

    I'm at the jpop stage wearing red cap and blue hoodie!!

    April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      At the street light in middle of penn

      April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      And 10

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody at jpop stage?

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Walking from lenfant

    April 13, 2013

    • Linda P.

      I don't know where that is but I'm in front of the jpop stage

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is anyone here yet?

    April 13, 2013

  • Joe N.

    Traffic from Baltimore is tough. I should be there within a half hour though. See everyone at the jpop stage

    April 13, 2013

  • Nana

    anyone wanna meet up first before get in the crowd?

    April 12, 2013

    • Linda P.

      Ok I don't know where everyone is going to meet but I'm outside the station and wearing a pink cardigan Hollar lol

      April 13, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi my name is Paul. This is my first meet up. Just got here in front of the J pop stage.

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm heading from Maryland side so the archives and walk over, my cell is[masked] if anybody wants to meet up prior to to normal meeting at 12 at jpop stage

    April 13, 2013

  • natalia

    Hey Im not able to see the new messages u r posting. Dunno why Could anyone send me a phone number to[masked] (that s my cell) or private message?

    April 13, 2013

  • natalia

    Can I get the organizers or anyone s phone number? I always get lost

    April 13, 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:
    http://www.meetup.com/azians/events/107538172/

    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:
    http://www.sakuramatsuri.org/Images/2013/2013%20Sakura%20Matsuri%20Festival%20Program_v3_updated0401_new.pdf

    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

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