Cherry Blossom Festival

The cherry blossoms last only a week, but the festival lasts for a month, full of activities all over the city. Here are some of the main events:

Kite Festival

Large crowd of people and kites all over the Washington Monument grounds on a cloudy and windy day:

©Victoria PIckering
©Angela N.
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug
©Angela N.
©Victoria Pickering
©Victoria PIckering
©Rob Klug
©Angela N.
©Victoria PIckering
©Rob Klug

Jazz and Blossoms

The Jazz and Blossoms festival at Franklin Park was a free day of music and activities.

©Victoria Pickering
©Miki Jourdan
Sun Ra Arkestra ©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan

Blossom Stage

The stage by the Tidal Basin had many free performances.

©Angela N.

Cherry Blossom Parade

©Albert W.
Our own Angela N. marching in the parade with fellow NPS volunteers. ©Albert W.
©Victoria PIckering
©Victoria PIckering
©Victoria PIckering

Sakura Matsuri

Sakura Matsuri, the last event of the Cherry Blossom Festival, is the largest Japanese street festival in the U.S.

Miyako Taiko. ©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
Miyako Taiko ©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Victoria PIckering
The traditional breaking of the sake barrel. ©Victoria PIckering

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4 Comments

  1. Love both the content and composition of all the photo entries.

    Thank you to all the photographers!

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