Final Weekend of Cherry Blossom Festival Presents Parade, Street Fair

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The blossoms are just barely blooming, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival will wrap up this weekend with two of its capstone events: the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival.

Both are set for Saturday. The parade (10 a.m.-noon) features "American Idol" winner Candice Glover; Aaron Carter; R&B/Gospel singer Regina Belle; Sheena Easton, and Branden James from "America's Got Talent."

Grandstand seating will set you back $20, but it's free to snag a standing-room spot. The parade will run along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets NW.

The street fair (10:30 a.m.-6 p.m) will offer Japanese food (including plenty of sushi), live performances and a Japanese vendors' market. Admission to the fair is $8 for those age 13 and older; it's free for kids ages 12 and younger. You'll find it at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

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