National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

In 1912, over 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees were sent as a gift to Washington, D.C. by the people of Japan to symbolize the then-burgeoning friendship between the two nations.


A century later, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival invites America to take part in the festival celebrations as we commemorate this unique offering of friendship.


The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is considered a paramount event during this celebration. The parade is an annual tradition in Washington, D.C., taking place along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW, and is simulcast live, in its entirety, on WJLA, ABC7 and TBD TV.

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