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Petalpalooza – National Cherry Blossom Festival

April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Celebrate spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Petalpalooza presented by FreshDirect, a full day of art, music, and play held at the newly developed District Wharf!

Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza will include interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, live music on three outdoor stages, a beer garden, a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico, and much more along the piers of the Southwest Waterfront, the “home of the cherry blossoms.” Take in the half-mile-long stretch of The Wharf’s new shops and restaurants as Petalpalooza transforms the waterfront community into a one-day-only spectacle of spring!

Petalpalooza is FREE and offers activities for all ages, including a roller skating rink, a gigantic floral color-by-number, calligraphy artists, bike-powered art, a Petalpalooza Main Stage, and a 202 Stage featuring DC-based performers. Keep checking back for more updates on this highly anticipated event!

Note: Fireworks show begins at 8:30PM, but the festivities get started at 1PM, so come early and stay awhile!

Getting There:

We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation to the Waterfront area.
Metrorail- Orange/Blue lines to L’Enfant Plaza (0.7 miles to the Festival) or Green line to Waterfront (0.3 miles to the Festival)
Metrobus- There are many options for bus routes near the Festival site.  Use the Trip Planner
There is no public event parking on Water Street, SW. Please utilize area parking lots on 4th Street, SW and by L’Enfant Plaza.


April 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Wharf
1100 Maine Ave
SW, DC 20024 United States
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