The Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the United States and is proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Performers and vendors travel from all over the country and the world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese culture and traditions with the Festival attendees.
Performers from all over the country and Japan come to the Sakura Matsuri to bring over 20 hours of live musical and dance performances on four stages: ANA‘s Riverfront Stage, the Sakura Stage, and our J-POP stage.
Food! It’s one of the best things about Sakura Matsuri. Our visitors find it hard to resist the smell and taste of the many kinds of food that Sakura Matsuri offers.
The Sakura Matsuri is designed to educate and entertain visitors about the culture and history of Japan. This gives our attendees many opportunities to bring Japan home from the Festival! You can choose from the following categories and see what the Matsuri has to offer!
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Right After the Parade! Rain or Shine
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Between 3rd & 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004