WASHINGTON (WJZ) — For the second year in a row, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in the nation’s capital will look different due to COVID-19.
Event organizers announced Wednesday the festival will be made up of a hybrid approach involving both virtual and in-person activities. Among the planned activities and displays are a one-hour TV special, 20 sculptures across Washington, D.C., and a number of music and food events.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Gov. Larry Hogan To Give Press Conference At 11 a.m.
Further details will be unveiled closer to the festival, which is set to take place between March 20 and April 11.
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In 2020, officials used mass street and Metro stop closures to prevent large crowds from flocking to the event. The Trust for the National Mall also launched a BloomCam so people could check out the sights from home.
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