The Nation’s Springtime Parade, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is returning to Constitution Avenue on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a spectacle of music and showmanship celebrating spring in Washington, DC.
Portions of the Parade (Constitution Ave between 9th & 15th Streets) are free to the public along the route and are first-come, first-serve. The Grand Marshals for the parade will be Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Montgomery County native Lisa Ann Walter will be an honorary marshal.
Parking is limited in the District, especially during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s highly recommended that visitors use DC’s alternative transportation modes like Capital Bikeshare, DC Streetcar, Scooters, DC Circulator, Metrobus, and Metrorail to make the most of their experience. Additional information can be found here.
Photo courtesy of the Cherry Blossom Festival