Still chance at tickets to sold out Cherry Blossom opening ceremony

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom last week, unfortunately the weather has dampened the blossoms for the weekend. (WTOP)

WASHINGTON – Tickets to Sunday’s National Cherry Blossom Festival opening ceremony are sold out. But there is hope for those who want to attend.

Danielle Piacente, spokesperson for the festival, says those without tickets can still come downtown at 4:45 p.m. for the opportunity to gain walk-in tickets.

If reserved ticket holders do not show up for the ceremony, Piacente says, the festival will allow non-ticket holders in.

The even begins at 5 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center Sunday. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Featured Performers:

  • Sara Bareilles
  • Hideki Togi with Iwao Furusawa
  • Children’s Chorus of Washington
  • Denyce Graves-Montgomery
  • The Washington Ballet
  • Samurai Sword Soul

WTOP’s Thomas Warren contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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