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The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC, will be back on Constitution Avenue on Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Parade is free for viewing on the street and limited Grandstand tickets are available for purchase. 

“The Parade is an incredible spectacle celebrating springtime in Washington, D.C.,” said Diana Mayhew, president and CEO of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  “We encourage families and friends to plan early to join us, as well as consider giving the gift of memorable moments this holiday season and purchase tickets for our limited reserved seating to this beloved tradition in honor of the beautiful blossoms.” 

The Parade will feature award-winning performers, marching bands from across the nation, performances from local artists, youth groups, choirs, costume characters, and much more. 

“As a longtime Festival partner, Events DC is proud to present the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, spring’s grandest petal procession, on Constitution Avenue,” said Chinyere Hubbard, senior vice president of communications and marketing for Events DC. “The incredible scale of pageantry and community spirit is unique to Washington, D.C. and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”  

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade takes place the final weekend of the Festival, concluding four full weeks of food, fun, culture, and entertainment March 20-April 16, 2023 throughout Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. Access to non-ticketed portions of the Parade is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual and group grandstand tickets are the best way to experience the Parade and are now available for purchase by accessing this link: https://bit.ly/NCBFParadeTix2023  

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