SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC
10 AM – Noon
Constitution Avenue – From 7th to 17th streets, NW
Starting at $20 for Grandstand Seating. Standing along the Parade route from Constitution Avenue between 9th and 15th streets, NW is FREE and open to the public. Arrive early for the best views.
Tickets are still available in the following sections:
West End: 159 – 164
East End: SOLD OUT
ADA: SOLD OUT
Purchase individual tickets
Group ticket sales have ended
One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival. From the National Archives to the Washington Monument, spectators are wow-ed by the pageantry and excitement that is the nation’s premier springtime parade.
This year’s celebrity talent includes:
98 Degrees member and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Drew Lachey
Grammy nominated country singer Jo Dee Messina
DC-Native and chart-topping rapper DJ Kool
Breakout star from the most recent season of “America’s Got Talent” Brian Justin Crum
R&B singer/songwriter Blu Cantrell
Glee star Alex Newell
Miss America Saavy Shields
And special appearances by Dancing with the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba and Good Morning America’s Rob Marciano
Click here to view the full line of march
Before the Parade, stop by our sponsor village at Constitution Avenue and 12th Streets, NW featuring Procter & Gamble giveaways, Lipton Ice Tea samples, WASH-FM, Festival merchandise and photo opportunities with Domo and Super Why .
Click here to view photos from the 2016 Parade.
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How to walk to Sections 1-26
Sections 1-26 Seating Map
Sections 87-164 Seating Map
Metro: The one-mile length of the Parade route is accessible from multiple Metro stations. Ticketholders should confer their ticket purchase confirmation email that contains explicit instructions on how to walk from Metro to their seats. Spectators who are standing along the free & accessible portions of the route from 9th to 15th Streets should utilize the following Metro stops • To stand on the north side of Constitution Avenue – Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow lines), Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver lines) or Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red/Silver lines) • To stand on the south side of Constitution Avenue – L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Green/Orange/Silver/Yellow lines) or Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines)
Spectators should utilize the DC Circulator’s National Mall route for access to all portions of the Parade. The closest stops are located along Madison Drive NW. Rides cost just $1 and buses arrive every 10 minutes. Riders are encouraged to check DCCirculator.com for real-time service updates, as the traditional route may experience some detours due to road closures.
Capital Bikeshare is the public bikesharing system in the metro DC area. You can take a bike from any station, enjoy your ride, and return it to the station of your choice. All trips under 30 minutes are included with your pass! Multiple Capital Bikeshare stations are conveniently located near the Parade route and along the National Mall.
Spectators on the north side of Constitution Avenue can use the station at 10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW or 14th Street & D Street NW / Reagan Building.
Spectators on the south side of Constitution Avenue can use the station at 14th Street & Jefferson Street SW / Washington Monument or 12th Street & Jefferson Street SW / Smithsonian Metro.
For a complete list of stations, visit CapitalBikeshare.com.