March 25, 2017
5 – 6:30pm
The Opening Ceremony kicks-off the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival with world-renowned performers to welcome springtime to Washington, DC. This ceremony celebrates the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States through great American and Japanese talent. Performers include Shigeyama Kyogen, EL Squad, May J and The 6821 Quintet.