Saturday, April 14, 2018

National Harbor Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Cherry Blossom Festival

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From our friends at National Harbor...

Sakura Sunday Includes a Japanese Market, Foods, Music & Entertainment, Sake & Beer Garden and More

In celebration of National Harbor's 10th anniversary and the recently planted cherry trees along the waterfront, locations throughout National Harbor will hold a cherry blossom festival, Sakura Sunday. Festivities include traditional Japanese picnicking, a Japanese Market (located on American Way), Japanese inspired music and entertainment as well as a Sake & beer garden. Grace’s Mandarin will start out the day with a cooking segment on the waterfront Plaza Stage (150 National Plaza.)

Performers at the event include Kanadete sourou, a Japanese rock band that sings original songs based on Japanese folk tales, and D.A.K. Group, an entertainment group based out of Tokyo that performs Awa Odori, a dance performed at festivals throughout Japan.

WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 11 AM to 7 PM

Fireworks display at 8 PM (weather permitting.)

WHERE: National Harbor
165 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Additional Info: In further celebration of the Cherry Blossom festival season, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center will offer special cherry blossom spa treatments and Gaylord National Resort has special cocktail offerings through April 15. MGM National Harbor has a spectacular cherry blossom display in its Conservatory. AC Hotel will have special cocktail offerings through April 15 as well.

About National Harbor:
National Harbor is a community unlike any other. Situated close to the nation's capital, National Harbor takes full advantage of one of the country's most historic rivers. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George's County, MD, National Harbor is a 350-acre mixed use development with eight hotels (including the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor), offices, residential, tree-lined streets with more than 160 shops including Tanger Outlets with 85 premium brands, more than 40 restaurants, iconic attractions such as the Capital Wheel and National Harbor Carousel, and much more. The community provides easy access to Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA, and features an array of waterfront activities, events, and spectacular sunsets. For more information, please visit