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April 2, 2009

Weekend Watch: Cherry Blossom Parade, Street Festival, + Extreme Egg-Hunt

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The weather forecast looks lovely! And the blooms are at their peak. So even if you didn't line up those advance tix to sit in the bleachers for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, you and your little one(s) can still grab a FREE spot on the sidewalk all along the parade route this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon along Constitution Ave. (from 7th to 17th Sts. NW). Best metro stops: Navy Memorial or Federal Triangle.

After the parade, hit the free-admission Sakura Matsuri Street Festival along Pennsylvania Ave. (between 12th and 14th St.s NW), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Performances on multiple stages (including martial arts demos), traditional Japanese arts and crafts, and restaurant booths offering Japanese specialties. Best metro stops: Federal Triangle or Metro Center.

Also this weekend...Alvey Elementary School in Haymarket, VA will host a FREE mondo Easter egg hunt for ages two+ on Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A helicopter will drop 5,000 treat-filled plastic eggs onto the schoolyard...where another 25,000 eggs will already be pre-hidden. (Is it just me, or is this the recipe for mayhem?) There will also be a moonbounce, face painting, and games. A canned food donation is requested for the Haymarket Food Pantry.

Posted by Sarah at 4:40 PM.


For a long time wished to learn that it for a tree? I wish to plant at myself such. DO you know as is called?

Hey Anna, I don't see a reply button on the page so I guess you probably won't read this...
The tree is called Magnolia, they have either pink or white blossoms. I love them too, they're beautiful.