Washington, D.C.’s, iconic National Cherry Blossom Festival will be a little extra magical in 2023, with festival organizers announcing Tuesday that classic Disney characters with serve as the grand marshals of the festival’s parade.
Disney icons Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will head the National Cherry Blossom Parade, taking place on Saturday, April 15, 2023, along Constitution Avenue. Grandstand tickets for the parade are on sale now, though much of the parade can also be watched for free along the streets of D.C.
Every year, people from all over the world flock to D.C. From late March through mid-April to take in the sight of the beautiful, blossoming cherry blossoms that adorn the Tidal Basin and line the National Mall.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place during this time, highlighting these natural beauties with a bevy of additional themed activities and events, such as the Blossom Kite Festival, live music and art at Petalpalooza, and, of course, the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run.
The 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival will run from March 20 through April 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.