The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is one of Washington D.C.’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival!

Bands from all over the world and of every style are encouraged to apply. The Festival is happy to consider Dance, Military, Drum Corps High Step, Traditional, Scottish, and more. Variety in marching band styles is an important ingredient to the overall parade presentation. The Festival welcomes applications from all types of bands, including middle school, high school, college, community, specialty bands and others. There are no age requirements for band members. Start planning to be apart of the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade!

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