Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Photos

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    Images of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

    ••• United States Park Police Motorcycles. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

     The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade combines wonderful entertainment for the whole family including decorated floats, gigantic colorful helium balloons, marching bands, clowns, horses, antique cars, military and celebrity performances. Enjoy these photos of the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, DC. 

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    Elmo and Rosita

    ••• Elmo and Rosita. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Elmo and Rosita embrace during the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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    Keke Palmer

    ••• Keke Palmer. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Keke Palmer, 14-year old actress from Akeelah and the Bee, performs "Footwurkin" at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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    High School Musical 2

    ••• High School Musical 2. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Creative and Performing Arts School of Philadelphia performs a song from High School Musical 2.

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    Mark Indelicato

    ••• Mark Indelicato. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Mark Indelicato, 13 year old actor from primetime tv show Ugly Betty, sang "Call N Return".

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    Kathy Sledge

    ••• Kathy Sledge. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Kathy Sledge performed "We are Family".

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    Southwest Airlines Float

    ••• Southwest Airlines Float. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Southwest Airlines is a sponsor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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    Tamagawa University Drummers

    ••• Tamagawa University Drummers. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Japanese Lantern Balloons

    ••• Japanese Lantern Balloons. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Sesame Place

    ••• Sesame Place. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Grover, Rosita and Elmo performed at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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    Garfield Balloon

    ••• Garfield Balloon. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    All Star Tap Dance Team

    ••• All Star Tap Dance Team. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The All Star Tap Dance Team performed "Singing in the Rain."

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    National Park Service Float

    ••• National Park Service Float. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    US Marines Corp Platoon

    ••• US Marines Corp Platoon. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Youth Choir

    ••• Youth Choir. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Choir performed "Let There Be Peace on Earth" & "We Are the World".

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    US Airforce Platoon

    ••• US Airforce Platoon. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Burts Bees

    ••• Burts Bees. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Burts Bees sponsored the Cherry Blossom Festival Balloons.

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    Clydesdales

    ••• Clydesdales of Pennsylvania. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Clydesdales of Pennsylvania marched in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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    Bob the Builder Balloon

    ••• Bob the Builder Balloon. 2008 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Bianca Ryan - Americas Got Talent Winner

    ••• Bianca Ryan - Americas Got Talent Winner. 2007 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Grand Marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse

    ••• Grand Marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Sweet Honey in the Rock

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    Sweet Honey in the Rock

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    Fairfield High School Bankd - Fairfield, CA

    ••• Fairfield High School Band - Fairfield, CA. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Tamagawa University Drummers - Tokyo, Japan

    ••• Tamagawa University Drummers - Tokyo, Japan. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Wacky Wheeler

    ••• Wacky Wheeler. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Cherry Blossom Balloon

    ••• Cherry Blossom Balloon. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Unistars Unicycling Showtroupe

    ••• Unistars Unicycling Showtroupe. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Cherry Blossom Festival President & Goodwill Embassadors

    ••• Cherry Blossom Festival President & Goodwill Embassadors. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Almas Shriners Clowns

    ••• Almas Shriners Clowns. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Blaine High School Band - Blaine, MN

    ••• Blaine High School Band - Blaine, MN. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Oak Grove High School Band

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    Ace Young with Washington Wizards Dance Team

    ••• Ace Young with Washington Wizards Dance Team. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Ace Young - American Idol

    ••• Ace Young - American Idol. 2007 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Lulu Moon Balloon

    ••• Lulu Moon Balloon. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Japanese Cherry Blossom Queen

    ••• Japanese Cherry Blossom Queen. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Mt. Hebron High School Band - Ellicott City, MD

    ••• Mt. Hebron High School Band - Ellicott City, MD. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Parade Youth Choir

    ••• Parade Youth Choir. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    ABC 7 Storm Chaser Hummer

    ••• ABC 7 Storm Chaser Hummer. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    High School Musical

    ••• High School Musical. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    High School Musical

    ••• High School Musical. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    High School Musical performed by the Creative and Performing Arts School in Philadelphia, PA.

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    Confetti!

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    Mount Airy Highwheel Bicycle Society

    ••• Mount Airy Highwheel Bicycle Society. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Dazzle the Dalmatian Baloon

    ••• Dazzle the Dalmatian Baloon. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Miss America 2007 - Lauren Nelson

    ••• Miss America 2007 - Lauren Nelson. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Fairfax County Police Motor Squad

    ••• Fairfax County Police Motor Squad. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    All Star Tap Dance Team

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    All Star Tap Dance Team

    ••• All Star Tap Dance Team. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    All Star Tap Dance Team

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    Pink Care Bear Balloon

    ••• Pink Care Bear Balloon. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Jukebox Float with Maxine Nightengale

    ••• Jukebox Float with Maxine Nightengale. 2007 © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.