March 24, 2018
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Free - Advance ticketing required. There will be a $5 registration fee when tickets are claimed.
The Warner Theatre
513 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
National Cherry Blossom Festival® Opening Ceremony
Kick-off the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. Enjoy spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic Warner Theatre. The Festival heralds a natural treasure that unites our city, region, nation, and the world. The trees – both in Japan and the U.S. – always have symbolized birth and renewal. The Opening Ceremony celebrates the season through a showcase of great American and Japanese talent.