2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
TICKETS WERE MADE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 10:00 AM EST. AT THIS TIME, ALL AVAILABLE TICKETS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED THOUGH CANCELLATIONS MAY RESULT IN LIMITED SEATS BEING RELEASED VIA THE SYSTEM AT ANY GIVEN TIME. PLEASE TRY AGAIN AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE DATE OF THE EVENT.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC and heralds spring across the country.
On March 23, 2013 at the Warner Theatre, ticket holders will be entertained with outstanding performances, as the Opening Ceremony tells the story of how the gift of trees has evolved into today’s National Cherry Blossom Festival. Tickets are free of charge.
Over the past few years, the Opening Ceremony has become firmly established as a showcase for great Japanese and American talent. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the experience alongside diplomats from around the world.
For the latest news and information on the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Opening Ceremony, please visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.
Each person, regardless of age, including infants and toddlers, must have a ticket to enter the venue. We are sorry but there are no exceptions.
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ACCESSIBLE SEATING REQUESTS
Patrons can email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting up to two accessible seats for user and a companion. A National Cherry Blossom Festival representative will contact you to complete the arrangement.
EVENT TICKET TERMS & POLICIES
-- Those obtaining tickets assume all responsibility for allowing others access to the tickets awarded them and are solely responsible to ensure the tickets awarded them are not duplicated.
-- The sale or attempted sale of these tickets is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket(s) being voided. The sale or attempted sale of these tickets is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Tickets purchased from unauthorized sources may be lost, stolen or counterfeit, and if so, are void.
-- Ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes.
Ticket holders are reminded that aerosols of any kind, fireworks/firecrackers, animals (except guide dogs), duffel bags / suitcases / backpacks / coolers, real or simulated weapons / ammunition, knives of any kind, mace / pepper spray, laser lights / pointers, glass containers, alcohol/drugs, outside food or beverages, and video equipment are prohibited. This list may not be all-inclusive. Strollers are discouraged. Wheelchairs and diaper bags are allowed.
TRANSPORTATION / PARKING
There is one garage attached to Warner Theatre operated by PMI with an entrance on 12th Street between E and F Streets NW. Additional parking is available at numerous garages in the vicinity of the theatre. Warner Theatre does not own or operate any of the parking garages and it, along with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, are not responsible for parking rates or for vehicles left in the garages.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival strongly encourages the use of public transportation. The closest Metro stop is at Metro Center on the Blue/Orange/Red lines (use the F & 12th Street exit).
Professional photography equipment (with detachable or zoom lenses) is not permitted without an appropriate media or photo pass. Photography via non-professional point and shoot cameras is permitted, provided that they are used without a flash. The National Cherry Blossom Festival reserves the right to remove any person who fails to comply with this policy.
Outside food or drink is prohibited from being brought into the theatre, including bottled water. Water fountains are available inside the building, and several full-service bars will be operational. Patrons of legal drinking age can purchase alcohol from the full service bars inside the theatre. All patrons who wish to drink must furnish a photo ID for age verification.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.
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