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2017 Southwest Waterfron Fireworks Festival


Apr 13, 2017

SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival


Signature Event
APRIL 15, 2017
2- 9:30 PM; Fireworks display 8:30 PM (weather permitting)

2 – 9:30 PM
The Wharf – 600-650 Water Street, SW (map)

6 – 9 PM
Titanic Memorial, Southwest Waterfront Park (map)


Cherry Blossom Plaza 2 – 9:30 PM
Kirin and Strongbow Beer & Ciden Garden
Fabric Care Samples and Cherry Blossom Photos with Harris Teeter and Procter & Gamble
Cabot Cheese Samples
Metro Information
Sign up for The Color Run
Face painting
Cotton Candy by Fluffness
Live music on the Blossom Stage:
JoGo Project 2:05 PM
Wil Gravatt Band 3:30 PM
The Unknowns 5:15 PM
Zodiak 6:45 PM
Nen Daiko 8:15 PM

Gangplank Marina 2 – 9:30 PM
Official National Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise
Koi windsocks with The Wharf
Create your own beaded bracelet
Japanese paper fans with the Goodwill Ambassadors and Odyssey & Spirit Cruises
HOT 99.5 music and giveaways
Spring Training – step up to the plate and swing away for prizes and giveaways, sponsored by the Washington Nationals
WETA TV-26 prize wheel and costumed character appearance
Food truck rally and picnic area

Waterfront Park 6 – 9:30 PM
Blossoms in the Dark with The Color Run
T-shirt crafting with Harbor Patrol
Live music on the Park Stage:
Emma G 6 PM
Dan Wolff and the Muddy Cows 7:15 PM

Fireworks spectacular starting at 8:30 PM
Attendees are encouraged to view the fireworks display along the waterfront closest to the Titanic Memorial. While there will be many vantage points along the waterfront the Waterfront Park is an ideal location. Please proceed to this area well in advance of the show for your safety and exit on walkways to 4th Street SW. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will be postponed to the following evening, Sunday, April 16 at 8:30 PM.

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Getting There:
We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation to the Waterfront area.
Metrorail- Orange/Blue lines to L’Enfant Plaza (0.7 miles to the Festival) or Green line to Waterfront (0.3 miles to the Festival)
Metrobus- There are many options for bus routes near the Festival site. Use the Trip Planner
There is no public event parking on Water Street, SW. Please utilize area parking lots on 4th Street, SW and by L’Enfant Plaza.

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Pedestrian Access
Attendees can access the Festival at multiple entry points, including the intersection of Maine Ave. SW and M St. SW as well as via several access points along 4th St SW towards Waterfront Park.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival presented by Harris Teeter

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