If you haven’t fired up your RV in celebration of spring yet this year, there’s no better time than now to take your first adventure to the nation’s greatest springtime celebration — the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival takes place in Washington, D.C. from March 20 to April 13, which means there’s still plenty of time to cruise over and join the fun.
What is the Cherry Blossom Festival?
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is held every spring in our nation’s capitol to honor our country’s lasting friendship with Japan. The events, activities and displays are designed to represent the vibrant cultures of both nations and bring the two closer together through art, music, natural beauty and fun.
The Kimono Fundraiser, April 2-4
Come see over 1000 Kimono on display at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and take some home for your friends and family as prices start as low as $15 per Kimono. Yukata kimono, accessories and gifts are available too, so you’ll probably want to bring your wallet to this event.
Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, April 5
Bring your whole family down to the southwest waterfront at dusk for a jaw-dropping fireworks display to represent the unity between two outstanding nations.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, April 12
If you can only travel to the Cherry Blossom Festival for one day, make it Saturday, April 12, for the fun and family-friendly National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade starting on 7th Street (Northwest) and cruising along Constitution Avenue to 17th.
Sakuri Matsuri, April 12
After the parade, you won’t want to miss Sakuri Matsuri — the Japanese street festival — at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th. Enjoy Japanese food and festivities as the National Cherry Blossom Festival comes to a close.
Beckley’s Camping Center
Before you take your first RV trip of the season, don’t forget to bring your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel by Beckley’s Camping Center — your go-to Maryland rv dealer and service center. Our certified RV technicians are here to ensure that your home on wheels is in top condition for another great season of RV living.
Photo by Chris McAlpine (Flickr Creative Commons)