The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, DC as well as the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.
The Target Performance Stage plays host to a wide range of performances, from Japanese culture groups to local acoustic musicians. Sylvan Theatre is on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
Southwest Waterfront, 600 Water Street, SW, on Saturday, April 3 at 5:00 pm as the Washington Waterfront Association kicks off the fifth annual Prelude to the Fireworks - a free, 3-hour festival of family entertainment that includes live musical performances, kids craft activities, cuisine from local restaurants and special guest appearances for the kids to enjoy.
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