Festivals & Concerts Event
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Website: http://www.sakuramatsuri.org/First held in 1966, Washington DC's Sakura Matsuri festival is a huge celebration of Japan's distinctive culture. Martial arts demonstrations, food stalls and Taiko drummers rub shoulders with origami, calligraphy and traditional storytelling along Pennsylvania Avenue. The festival celebrates the relationship between the US and Japan each spring, just as the cherry trees that were a gift from Japan to the city in 1912 come into blossom.