WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing a finale to three weeks of events as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.
This year’s parade included celebrity performers, including Jay Sean, Candice Glover from “American Idol,” singer Sheena Easton and hip-hop performer Aaron Carter. Former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green was the parade’s grand marshal.READ MORE: Flash Floods In Maryland Close Some Schools, Roads; Several Rescued In High Water, MSP Responds To More Than 500 Calls
The parade also included marching bands and other groups representing states from West Virginia to California.READ MORE: CDC Advisory Panel Backs FDA Decision For COVID-19 Booster Shots, Baltimoreans React
The parade ran from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on Constitution Avenue and was televised Saturday afternoon. Organizers say it’s also being syndicated nationally. This year, Norah O’Donnell from “CBS This Morning” co-hosted the parade coverage with anchors from WUSA-TV.
The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival was held on Pennsylvania Avenue.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Unfortunate': Students In Anne Arundel County React To News Of Postponed Homecoming Dances
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