2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

March 21, 2020 5:00 PM

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PREMIUM ORCHESTRA CENTER FOR $15 DONATION - PINK SECTION Public Onsale: January 24, 2020 10:00 AM to March 21, 2020 6:00 PM

Kick-off the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. Enjoy spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic Warner Theatre. The Festival heralds a natural treasure that unites our city, region, nation, and the world. The trees - both in Japan and the U.S. - always have symbolized birth and renewal. The Opening Ceremony celebrates the season through a showcase of great American and Japanese talent. 

 Premium Seating 

Enhance your Opening Ceremony experience in with a premium ticket! With a donation of just $15 to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a premium ticket reserves a preferred seat in the orchestra section of the Warner Theatre, access to skip the line at entry, and a 2020 lapel pin. The donation is processed via your ticket purchase on Etix.

Important Information

Doors open to ticket holders at 4:00 PM. 

A ticket is required to enter, regardless of age.

Tickets not scanned by 5:00 PM will become void.

Tickets are assigned to specific sections. There is no reserved seating within each section. Seating is first come, first served by section.

Those not seated by 5:00 PM will be held until an appropriate program interval before being seated.

ADA & ASL accommodations must be requested at least 1 week in advance of event.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Inc. and its agents will be taking photographs and shooting video at the event. By attending the event, you agree to allow National Cherry Blossom Festival organizers and its agents to record your likeness and image for use in any media (television, the Internet, press and promotion).

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