Doraemon to Help Celebrate National Cherry Blossom Fest in Washington DC


Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. until noon; FREE along the Parade route

WHO: The National Cherry Blossom Festival and Events DC

WHAT: The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®, presented by Events DC..

WHERE: The Parade runs along iconic Constitution Avenue, from 7th to 17th Streets, NW.
The steps of the National Archives serve as an exciting performance backdrop, and vibrant costumes and blossom-inspired décor create the look of the nation's premier springtime parade.

WHEN: Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

HIGHLIGHTS: Celebrity entertainers include: Grammy Award Win¬ning Recording Artist Estelle, Recording Artist Lance Bass, Radio Disney Recording Artist Jordan Fisher, Heffron Drive featuring Kendall Schmidt, Season 13 “American Idol” Winner Caleb Johnson, and Recording Artist Jade Starling.

The Festival grand finale features special appearances by the Tamagawa University Drumming and Dance Troupe, cast members from Signature Theater's “Simply Sondheim,” and Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, as well as Miss District of Columbia USA and Miss District of Columbia Teen USA.

Costumed characters and gargantuan helium balloons include Japanese lanterns, pink cherry blossoms, and characters like Doraemon, one of the most beloved characters of Japan, Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears Cheer Bear, and Spike from Jim Henson's Doozers.

TICKETS: Free and open to the public. Prime Grandstand seats are on sale now and can be purchased at, (search National Cherry Blossom Festival), or by calling 1-800-927-0939. The Grandstand section offers reserved seating along Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets NW. Standing along the Parade route is free and open to the public.

TRAVEL: The event is Metro-accessible via the Navy Memorial on the Yellow/Green lines or Federal Triangle on the Blue/Orange lines.

SPONSORS: The Parade is presented by Events DC and supported by Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Big Bus Tours, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Capital One Bank, Washington Regional Transplant Community, Microsoft, Subway® Restaurants of the greater Washington, DC area, Dunkin' Donuts, Hair Cuttery, Amtrak, NEWSEUM, CSI Printing & Graphics, NHK World TV, Carmine's, University of the District of Columbia, and media partners WUSA 9,WASH-FM, and The Washington Informer.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation's greatest springtime celebration. The 2015 Festival, March 20 – April 12, includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and community spirit. Visit or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information and find us on Facebook (CherryBlossomFestival), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest), and Instagram (@CherryBlossFest).

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