Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival 2019

A Highlight of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

Sakura Matsuri
Courtesy of Sakura Matsuri

The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is a major event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. It is the biggest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the nation. The festival stretches six blocks and includes Japanese performances on three stages and martial artists demonstrating their skills throughout the day. Other participants include Japanese and Asian restaurants, interactive cultural exhibits, and vendors selling Japanese products. Find a beer garden, Japanese music and dance performances, a marketplace, and a children's corner.

Date and Time

April 13, 2019. The street festival begins immediately following the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Japanese Street Festival Location

The Sakura Matsuri will be held on Pennysylvania Avenue between 3rd & 7th Street NW.

Transportation

The best way to get to the festival is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. For more information about getting to the festival, see Cherry Blossom Festival Transportation Guide

Admission

$10.00 per Adult. Family packages and sake tasting passes are also available. Children ages 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets in advance online and avoid the lines.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual three-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 international cultural performances and over 90 other special events. See the schedule of the National Cherry Blossom events