On Saturday, April 15, enjoy the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival presented by Harris Teeter at Gangplank Marina and the District Wharf between 600-650 Water St. SW from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Additional performances and activities will be presented from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Waterfront Park near the Titanic Memorial concluding with a spectacular fireworks show at 8:30 p.m. over the historic Washington Channel.

Celebrate spring with the Southwest Waterfront community, home of the cherry blossoms, with live music at two performance stages, food trucks, a beer and cider garden, family activities, a Harris Teeter sample marketplace featuring P&G products, a green screen photo experience, cornhole, glow-in-the-dark treats, and more. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks portion of the evening will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 16 at 8:30 p.m.

Southwest Waterfront is easily accessible by Metrobus and Metro’s Orange, Blue, Yellow, and Green lines to Waterfront Station or L’Enfant Plaza. The fireworks display may be viewed from all locations within the event, with the best views being in Waterfront Park closest to the Titanic Memorial. Alternatively, the fireworks may also be viewed from Hains Point.

The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival is presented by Harris Teeter and Gain, Pantene, Pampers, and Febreze. Event supporting sponsor is District Wharf. Additional supporters include Strongbow, Kirin, Odyssey, and Spirit Cruises, The Color Run, and Cabot Creamery Cooperative. Event media sponsors are HOT 99.5 and WETA-TV.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2017 Festival, March 15 to April 16, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information and find us on Facebook (CherryBlossomFestival), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest), and Instagram (@CherryBlossFest).

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