This year, National Harbor will be joining the Washington, D.C. region in the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates spring, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. On Sunday, April 14, National Harbor will share authentic Japanese Cherry Blossom bloom traditions at the annual Sakura Sunday event, an official participating event of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival, in the Waterfront District.
Sakura Sunday at National Harbor will feature a wide array of free activities including traditional Japanese picnicking with food available for sale, a sake, rosé and beer garden, a Japanese Market and Japanese-inspired music and entertainment. National Harbor is partnering with the Japan-American Society of Washington, D.C. to bring in world-class Japanese entertainment and Japanese artisans.
Restaurants and retailers in the Waterfront District will also participate in special offers and a cherry blossom store display window competition and The Capital Wheel will turn pink during the festival. Muse Paintbar will feature cherry blossom art classes and a live painting demonstration during Sakura Sunday.
Cultural Performance Line-Up:
• DC Kawaii Style (Cosplay and Dance)
• Capital Area Budokai/Kenkonkai (Martial Arts)
• Kuro Pop (All-Girl Cover Group from New York.)
• Nen Daiko (Dance, Performance and Music )
• Ai Sakura Band Ai Yamashita (Pianist, Composer, and Arranger)
Sakura Sunday Partners:
Cherry Blossom Hotel Packages:
Westin National Harbor
Celebrate Cherry Blossom season at Westin Washington National Harbor. The Cherry Blossom Package includes a discounted room rate, complimentary breakfast for two adults and complimentary parking. When booking, CLICK here and use special rate code: A5084