Thursday, March 17, 2011

SW Waterfront Fireworks Festival Schedule

The following is the schedule of events for the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival on Saturday, April 2nd, co-produced by the Washington Waterfront Association and the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team as an official event of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Gangplank Marina Stage

1:00pm: US Navy Band and Ceremonial Color Guard
3:00pm: The "Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps
6:00pm: US Army Band "Pershing's Own" Downrange

7th Street Landing Stage

1:00pm: Collector's Edition with Kristine Key
3:00pm: The Clarence Turner Blues Band
4:30pm: The Jacques "Saxman" Johnson Band

9th Street Plaza Stage

1:00pm: The VIP's
3:00pm: Nen Daiko Japanese Taiko Drummers
4:30pm: High Jinx

Special Events throughout the Southwest Waterfront

  • Childrens’ Activities and Waterfront Demonstrations
  • Community Displays and Information
  • Costumed Characters and Strolling Musical Entertainment
  • Face Painting and Balloon Artists
  • Food and Beverage Vendors
  • Festival Merchandise
  • National Cherry Blossom Goodwill Ambassadors
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington, DC’s and the Nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2011 Festival is March 26 through April 10 and features signature events, daily cultural performance, art exhibits, sport competitions and more. The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 99th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the citizens of the United States and Japan. For schedules and information call the Festival hotline at 877-44-BLOOM or visit

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