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Fireworks to Light Up Southwest Waterfront Next Month

by Tim Regan — March 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Fireworks at Southwest waterfront (Photo via Facebook/National Cherry Blossom Festival)An annual fireworks festival in honor of the blooming cherry blossoms will light up the sky in Southwest next month.

The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival kicks off Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. The festival will bring with it “hours of free music, family friendly water-related activities, cultural experiences, live entertainment and delicious foods,” according to the official event listing.

The fireworks are set explode at 8:30 p.m., rain or shine. The ideal viewing location is in Southwest Waterfront Park, near the Titanic Memorial, according to the organizers. The park is a quick walk from the Waterfront and L’Enfant Plaza Metro stations.

Here’s what else is in store, according to the website:

Cherry Blossom Plaza
• Calligraphy
• Tide samples provided by Procter & Gamble
• D.C. Dragon Boats
• Beer and Cider Garden
• Cherry Blossom Photos sponsored by Harris Teeter

Gangplank Marina/ Copper Beach Park
• Sailboat Making
• Rain Barrel Painting with Barrels by the Bay
• TBD Activity and Character Appearances by WETA
• Food Truck Rally

Waterfront Park
• Paper Bag Puppets
• T-shirt Crafting by Harbor Patrol
• Kasa Hat Creations
• Paper Kite Gliders
• Face Painting
• Ring Toss
• Family Comfort Station sponsored by Procter and Gamble
• Koi Windsocks
• Blossom Hair Styles sponsored by Hair Cuttery
• Temporary Tattoos

Attendees are asked to take public transportation, not drive, to the festival.

Photo via Facebook/National Cherry Blossom Festival

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