Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Photos

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    Images of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

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     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

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

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    Keke Palmer

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    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

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

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    Mark Indelicato

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

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    Kathy Sledge

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    Kathy Sledge performed "We are Family".

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    Southwest Airlines Float

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

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    Tamagawa University Drummers

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    Japanese Lantern Balloons

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    Sesame Place

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

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    Garfield Balloon

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    All Star Tap Dance Team

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

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    National Park Service Float

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    US Marines Corp Platoon

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    Youth Choir

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    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

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    Burts Bees

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    Burts Bees sponsored the Cherry Blossom Festival Balloons.

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    Clydesdales

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

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    Bob the Builder Balloon

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    Bianca Ryan - Americas Got Talent Winner

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    Grand Marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse

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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

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    Tamagawa University Drummers - Tokyo, Japan

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    Wacky Wheeler

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    Cherry Blossom Balloon

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    Unistars Unicycling Showtroupe

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    Cherry Blossom Festival President & Goodwill Embassadors

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    Almas Shriners Clowns

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    Blaine High School Band - Blaine, MN

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    Oak Grove High School Band

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    Ace Young with Washington Wizards Dance Team

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    Ace Young - American Idol

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    Lulu Moon Balloon

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    Japanese Cherry Blossom Queen

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    Mt. Hebron High School Band - Ellicott City, MD

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    Parade Youth Choir

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    ABC 7 Storm Chaser Hummer

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    High School Musical

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    High School Musical

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    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

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    Dazzle the Dalmatian Baloon

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    Miss America 2007 - Lauren Nelson

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    Fairfax County Police Motor Squad

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    All Star Tap Dance Team

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    All Star Tap Dance Team

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    All Star Tap Dance Team

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    Pink Care Bear Balloon

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    Jukebox Float with Maxine Nightengale

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