Past Meetup

Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) 2012

Location image of event venue


Update: Lam is heading there early to catch the cherry blossom parade. If anyone wants to join me, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll see everyone at one of the entrances around 11:30am. See you all there.

The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is a major event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. It is the biggest Japanese street party in the nation. The festival stretches six blocks and includes Japanese performances on three stages and over 200 martial artists demonstrating their skills throughout the day. Other participants include 25 Japanese and Asian restaurants, 30 interactive cultural exhibits and 35 vendors selling Japanese products.

$5 Admission

April 14, 2012. The street festival begins immediately following the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m