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National Harbor Plants 100 Cherry Trees Along Waterfront for 10th Anniversary



    Families Celebrate at National Harbor's 10-Year Anniversary

    Visitors flocked to the National Harbor to celebrate the destination's 10th anniversary with free family festivities. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Sunday, April 8, 2018)

    The National Harbor is welcoming 100 new cherry trees in honor of the popular destinations’ 10th anniversary.

    The harbor's developer, Peterson Companies, planted the trees along the waterfront. More than 100 other cherry trees are located around the 350-acre property in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

    The Okame cherry trees are fast growers and typically bloom in the spring. But the trees are also a sight to see in the fall.

    “Okame are known for their orange-red fall foliage and reddish brown glossy bark,” Deborah Topcik, National Harbor's director of marketing, said in a statement.

    National Harbor Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    [DC] National Harbor Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    The destination is hosting a weekend of free events to mark the milestone.

    (Published Friday, April 6, 2018)

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary, a cherry blossom festival dubbed “Sakura Sunday” is set for Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at different locations throughout the harbor.

    Visitors will find a Japanese Market, Japanese inspired music and entertainment, as well as a Sake and beer garden at the festival. Plus, you can also picnic around the new trees.

    Grace’s Mandarin, an asian establishment along the waterfront, will start Sunday's festival with a cooking segment and Kanadete sourou, a Japanese rock band will also take the stage. Awa Odori dance, a traditional and modern dance performed at festivals throughout Japan, is sure to be mixed into their performance.

    The popular destination hosted a series of free events Sunday, April 8th to kick off the festivities.

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