Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cherry Blossom Fireworks!!!!

The Southwest Waterfront community, home of the cherry blossoms, honors the 100-year anniversary of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC with eight celebratory hours of free music, water-related activities, cultural experiences, live entertainment and delicious foods.
Kastles Stadium at The Wharf—800 Water Street, SW, a waterfront arena with multiple outdoor areas:
• Cherry Blossom Stage at Kastles Stadium—presented by Lincoln, showcasing:
Rousing Musical Festival Kick-off
1:00pm: US Navy Band and Presentation of the Colors by a Joint Color Guard
Popular music from well-known regional bands
2:15pm: Mr. Greengenes
4:15pm: Band of Heathens
Fireworks Prelude Musical Salute
6:00pm: US Army Band’s “Downrange”
7:30pm: US Army Blues
• Food Truck Rally with the District’s culinary favorites—presented by Safeway
• Cherry Blossom Beach featuring a Waterfront Beer Garden—presented by Kirin Brewery
• The Very Cherry Marketplace with artists and crafts—presented by Diverse Markets Management
• National Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise
Free Commemorative Gift—The first 500 guests arriving to Kastles Stadium at 1pm for the
Festival Kickoff will be given a free Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival bag
The Washington Channel Stage—700 Water Street, SW, will serve as the backdrop for:
• Waterfront Activities—presented by Glade Expressions Collection including:
2:30 pm: Dragon Boat and sailing demonstrations throughout the day
3:00pm: John H. Glenn Fireboat Spectacular from the Channel
7:45pm: Pink Palooza from lighted docked vessels along the seawall
8:00pm: Theatrical performance by Dance Afire
8:05pm: School of swimming Koi light up the Channel
8:10pm: Imaginative pink flaming salute to the Centennial Celebration
Gangplank Marina Park—600 Water Street, SW, a family-focused water view park will include:
• Gangplank Stage Entertainment—presented by Pepsi-Cola, featuring:
2:00pm: Wil Gravatt Band
4:00pm: Lloyd Dobler Effect
6:00pm: The Diggity Dudes
8:00pm: Nen Daiko Japanese Drummers
• Model Boat Making and Launch by SeaWorthy
• Face Painting and Balloon Art
• Photographs with Costumed Characters
• Participatory Children’s T-Shirt Art by DC Harbor Police
• Family Favorites Food Offerings by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s “BOSS” Soldiers
7th Street Landing—700 Water Street, SW, a tree-lined waterfront park will feature:
• 7th Street Landing Stage—presented by The Washington Examiner, showcasing Jazz and Blues produced by Jazz Night in Southwest:
2:30pm:The Lavenia Nesmith Quintet
4:30pm: The Nighthawks
6:30pm: Curtis Pope and The Midnight Movers
• Fine Art of Japanese Origami with National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassadors
• Strolling entertainers, Japanese candy making and Mukimono demonstrations throughtout the day
• Japanese Koinobori making (Koi Windsocks)—presented by American Airlines
• Grilled foods and seafood, frozen treats and home-made pink desserts, popcorn and cotton candy
Centennial Fireworks—Fireworks are an original display, provided by the City of Nagaoka, renowned
throughout Japan for its spectacular fireworks festival, created especially for the 2012 Centennial. At 8:30pm, fireworks will light up the Washington Channel.

Getting There

METRO: Waterfront-SEU, Green line. L’Enfant Plaza, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green lines. Use the Trip Planner.

Contact Information

P: 877.44.BLOOM (877.442.5666)

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