It’s the rosiest time of the year! : The International Cherry Blossom Festival officially begins

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The pinkest party in the world is back at Carolyn Crayton Park. On Friday, March 18, Cherry Blossom staff and board members, along with county leaders, held the traditional opening ceremony to kick off the celebrations.

Until March 27, many activities and shows will take place in the community to celebrate the Festival. To see the schedule and for tickets, click here.

This year, the Festival has implemented a new bag policy. Only see-through bags, medical bags and diaper bags are permitted at Carolyn Crayton Park. Click here to read policies and procedures.

These celebrations are accompanied by street closures and traffic warnings. You can see which streets and roads will be affected each day.

Road closures

March 18 – March 20, 2nd St (between Poplar St and Cherry St) closed for the Dog Dock Diving Contest

March 19, Cherry St (between 2nd St and MLK Jr Blvd, part of MLK Jr Blvd from Cherry St to Mulberry St Lane) for the Bed Race / Wiener Dog Race

March 20, 5th St, Cherry St (5th to 1st St), 1st St (Cherry St to Mulberry St), portion of Mulberry St (1St St to MLK Jr BLVD), MLK Jr Blvd (Poplar St to Walnut St) for the CBF Parade

March 21 – March 25, 3rd St (from Cherry St – Mulberry St) Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

March 26 – March 27, Cherry St (from MLK – 3rd St), 3rd St (from Cherry St – Mulberry St), Mulberry St (from 2nd St – Broadway) for the Food Truck Frenzy and Arts & Crafts Festival

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