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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Presented by Events DC

April 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

One of DC’s largest spectator events, the high-energy National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC is a vibrant springtime tradition set against the backdrop of DC’s most iconic landmarks along 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.

Celebrities and other exciting Parade elements confirmed to-date include:

  • Honorary Grand Marshal Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s “black-ish” 
  • Cece Peniston, dance club diva of 90s hit “Finally”
  • Motown star Freda Payne, of hit single “Band of Gold” (1970)
  • Rayshun LaMarr, contestant on season 14 of NBC’s The Voice and DC-area native
  • Michael Woodard, top five contestant on ABC’s American Idol 2018
  • Christina Wells, semifinalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent 2018
  • A1 Chops, viral Baltimore drumming duo featured on The Ellen Show
  • Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
  • Miss America Nia Franklin
  • Winners of the 2018 Sing Into Spring Competition: Randae and Sons of Pitch
  • Giant colorful balloons including Olivia the Pig, Where’s Waldo, Brainy Smurf, Cheer Bear Care Bear, Voltron, and Domo

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.



Constitution Avenue From 7th to 17th St NW