This map shows the route for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, which runs along Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., beginning at 7th Street NW on the eastern end and ending at 17th Street NW on the western end.
The National Cherry Blossom Parade is one of the most popular family-friendly events in Washington, D.C., and draws a large crowd every year. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you take public transportation. The best way to get to the parade is by Metro. The closest Metro stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Federal Triangle, and Smithsonian.
Parade Route Along Constitution Avenue
Parking is limited in this part of Washington, D.C. The major parking garages outside of the Japanese Street Festival area are indicated on the map with the blue "P" icons. See information about parking near the National Mall.
For additional tips on getting to the cherry blossoms and the festival events, see the Cherry Blossom Festival Transportation Guide.
Closeup of Cherry Blossom Parade Route Map
This detailed map shows the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade route along Constitution Avenue, a major street that runs east-west in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Many of Washington's annual parades take this route. Several important buildings and attractions are located along Constitution Avenue including The Ellipse, part of the grounds of the President's Park (which includes the White House), the grounds of the Washington Monument, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, and National Gallery of Art
Performing-arts groups of all ages from around the nation participate in the parade and entertain the crowd with nonstop lively entertainment. The event is a fun way to enjoy the season and culminates the annual spring festival.
After the parade is the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. From the parade route along Constitution Avenue, head north to Pennsylvania Avenue NW where you will find a variety of Japanese cultural activities, food, and entertainment extending from 10th to 14th Streets NW.
Pennsylvania Avenue is a historic street in the heart of the city that connects the U.S. Capitol to the White House and is among the most famous streets in the world.
For a complete guide to favorite spring celebrations and events in Washington, D.C., see the following resources: