National Cherry Blossom Festival 2011, March 26-April 10

Courtesy of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Courtesy of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
THE 2011 NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL  SATURDAY, MARCH 26 – SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011 The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington DC's and the nation's greatest celebration offering 16 days of diverse programming that largely is free and open to the public. Entertaining and engaging more than one million residents and visitors annually, the 2011 Festival celebrates the 99th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the citizens of the United States and Japan. March 26 – April 10, 2011 – 16 days anchored by 3 SPECTACULAR WEEKENDS of events
Opening Weekend
Saturday, March 26th  Family Day - traditional Opening Ceremony at the National Building Museum Sunday, March 27th    Blossom Kite Festival presented by the National Cherry Blossom  Festival Mid-Festival Weekend Saturday, April 2nd     Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Grand Finale Weekend Saturday, April 9th     National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® and Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
Daily Cultural performances on the Sylvan Theater Stage (Washington Monument grounds) Events throughout Washington, DC and metro area. Best viewing of cherry blossom trees at Tidal Basin.
Contact:  Danielle Piacente, Communications Manager 202-638-8374; Danielle@downtowndc.org Hotline: (877) 44-BLOOM www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org Watch for the March issue of  www.greencourses.net featuring the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Gardens of Washington, D.C.

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