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The National Park Service's predicted blooming period and peak dates can change based on weather conditions.

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A Colorful Parade

April 13, 2008  |  
The family-friendly climax of the two-week festival attracted throngs to Constitution Avenue.

2007 Cherry Blossom Festival Calendar

Fireworks, a regatta, anime films, a parade and a Japanese beer garden are all on this year's schedule.
April 12

April 12

National Cherry Blossom Parade
Floats, giant balloons and bands march along Constitution Avenue.
Sakura Matsuri Street Festival
Check out Japanese music, food, crafts and martial arts on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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