Cherry Festival Events 2016

2016 Cherry Festival Events schedule information update here soon....

Opening Ceremony

Date: March 22, 2014
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street NW

Cherry Blossom Family Days

Date: March 22-23, 2014
Times: Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Location: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW

Blossom Kite Festival

Date: March 29, 2014.
Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: National Mall - Constitution Avenue & 17th Streets, NW

Daily Stage Performances

Dates: March 20-April 13, 2014
Time: Vary
Locations: Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Parking Area

NCBF Sponsored Sporting Events

announced soon

Free Cherry Blossom Tours

Dates: March 20-April 13, 2014

Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, Louisiana and New Jersey Aves. and D St. NW.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 600-900 Water Street, SW Southwest Waterfront

National Cherry Blossom Festival® Fireworks Show

Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: 600 Water Street, SW Southwest Waterfront

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Date: 2014 Date to Be Announced
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Location: North side of the Tidal Basin, at the west end of Kutz Bridge at Independence Avenue and 17th Street, SW.

2014 Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th to 17th Streets

Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival

Date: April 12, 2014
Time: Following the parade, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 12th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Yards Park Lantern Making Family Day

Date: 2014 Date to Be Announced
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol Riverfront, 300 Water Street, SE, Washington DC.

2012 Cherry Festival Events

Saturday, July 7

8:30 am NCF Presidential Cherry Pancake Breakfast
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
9 am Two-Person Beach Volleyball Tournament
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Kids' Big Wheel Race
10 am Kids' Festival Matinee
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
12 pm Air Show Gala
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
12 pm Flight Deck Air Show Seating
12:45 pm Festival Air Show
3 pm Bingo
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
6 pm Bay Side Music Stage
6 pm Cherry Pit Spitting Contest
6 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing

Sunday, July 8

9 am Four-Person Beach Volleyball Tournament
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
9 am Bike Tour
10 am Arts and Crafts Fair
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11 am Kids Arts and Crafts
11 am Old Town Classic Car Show
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
12 pm Air Show Gala
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
12 pm Flight Deck Air Show Seating
12:45 pm Festival Air Show
3 pm Bingo
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
3:30 pm Kids' Cherry Teddy Bear Tea
6 pm Family Sand Sculpture Contest
7 pm National Writers Series

Monday, July 9

9 am Kids' Festival Matinee
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
9 am Health By The Bay
9 am Very Cherry Distinguished Senior Breakfast
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Cherry Pins & Pizza
10 am Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm & Fruit
10 am Heroes' Day
10 am Kids' Bubble Gum Blow
10:30 Princess Tea
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11:15 am Cherry Classic Film Series
12 pm Bingo
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
1 pm Kids' Cherry Pie Eating Contest
3 pm Kids' Turtle Races
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
4:30 pm CHERRYOPOLY Tournament
5 pm Adult Cherry Pie Eating Contest
6 pm Bingo
6 pm Cherry Pit Spit Contest
6 pm Daily Big Win Pin Drawing
8 pm Lay's Cherry Blast Free Stage Entertainment

Tuesday, July 10

9 am Heritage Day
9 am Kids' Festival Matinee
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
10 am Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm & Fruit
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Kids' Pet Show
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11:15 am Cherry Classic Film Series
11:30 am - 1:30 Heritage Day Old FashionPicnic
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
12 pm Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Pow Wow
1:30 pm Cherry Industry Program and Awards
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
7 pm Seniors Pinochle Tournament
8 pm Lay's Cherry Blast Free Stage Entertainment
8 pm HEAT!! Teen Event

Wednesday, July 11

8:30 am Cherry Tee Golf Clinic
9 am Fun and Games for Special Kids
9 am Kids' Festival Matinee
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
10 am Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm & Fruit
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Kids' Bicycle Rodeo
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11:15 am Cherry Classic Film Series
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
12 pm Intergenerational Picnic
12 pm Royale Pageant of Fashion & Luncheon
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
4 pm Kids' Cherry Town Fun Night
4:30 pm CHERRYOPOLY Tournament
5 pm Adult Cherry Pie Eating Contest
5 pm Global Wine Pavilion
6 pm Bay Side Music Stage featuring Kansas
6 pm Cherry Pit Spit Contest
6:30 pm Teen Movie Night

Thursday, July 12

7 am Business Before Hours
9 am Kids' Festival Matinee
9 am Kids' Fun and Games
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
9 am Seniors' Shuffleboard Tournament
9 am Teen Volleyball Tournament
10 am Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm & Fruit
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Grand Traverse Pie Make and Bake
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11 am Cherry Idol Auditions
11:15 am Cherry Classic Film Series
11 am Ultimate Air Dogs
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
1 pm Kids' Cherry Pie Eating Contest
1 pm Senior Bowling Fun
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
3 pm Ultimate Air Dogs
4:45 pm Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade Registration
5 pm Global Wine Pavilion
6 pm Bay Side Music Stage
6:30 pm Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade

Friday, July 13

9 am Cherry Golf Scramble
9 am Kids' Festival Matinee
9 am - 12 pm Kids' Sand Sculpture Contest
9 am Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
10 am Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm & Fruit
10 am Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot
10 am DTE Energy Green Day
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Historical Walking Tours
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11 am Cherries Grand Buffet
11 am Cherry Idol Auditions
11 am Seniors' BINGO
11 am Ultimate Air Dogs
11:15 am Cherry Classic Film Series
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
12 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
1 pm - 2:30 pm Cherries Grand Buffet - Seating 2 of 3
1 pm Historical Walking Tour
1 pm Kids' Chalk Art Contest
3 pm Daily "Go for the Gold" Pin Drawing
3 pm Ultimate Air Dogs
4:30 pm CHERRYOPOLY Tournament - Finals
5 pm Adult Cherry Pie Eating Contest
5 pm Global Wine Pavilion
6 pm Bay Side Music Stage
6 pm Cherry Pit Spit Contest
6:30 pm Queen's Coronation Ball and Royale Auction
7 pm Seniors' Euchre Tournament

Saturday, July 14

7:45 am Meijer Festival of Races
9:30 am Fifth Third Bank Golden Mile
10 am Festival Open Space Park
10 am Festival Souvenir Tent
10 am Kids' Festival Matinee
11 am Arnold Amusements Midway
11 am Ultimate Air Dogs
11:15 am DTE Energy Cherry Royale Parade
12 pm - 11 pm Beer Tent
2 pm Cherry Idol Finals
3 pm - 5 pm Semi-Finalists Drawing for 2012 "Go for the Gold" Pin Program
3 pm Ultimate Air Dogs - Finals
3 pm Ultimate Air Dogs
5:30 pm Cherry Pit Spit Final Contest
6 pm Bay Side Music Stage
7 pm 2012 "Go for the Gold" Pin Program Final Drawing
10:30 pm Festival Fireworks Finale Over West Grand Traverse Bay