The District continues celebrating the long-lasting cherry blossoms with a 5K stroll/run and dwell music competition this Saturday. But beware D.C. space drivers, highway closures may complicate your weekend plans.

The District continues celebrating the long-lasting cherry blossoms with a 5K stroll/run and dwell music competition this Saturday. But beware D.C. space drivers, highway closures may complicate your weekend plans.

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom Races are placed on by a consortium of credit score unions which have donated almost $9 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2002. The 5K on Saturday and 10-miler on Sunday mark the 51st anniversary of the races.

A map of the 2024 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K across the Freedom Plaza.

The 5K race will begin and finish at Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C., heading down Pennsylvania Avenue and slicing across the National Mall.

Road closures for the 10K on Sunday haven’t been formally launched, however a map exhibits the course circling Potomac Park and the Tidal Basin.

Between 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, sure roads are closing surrounding Potomac Park. (Credit Credit Union Cherry Blossom)

Petalpalooza will function dwell music, kid-friendly actions and a fireworks present on the Capitol Riverfront and Navy Yard. The occasion is placed on by the National Cherry Blossom Festival and can embrace blossom-inspired cocktails.

The festival’s website highlights how parking is restricted across the festivities, and organizers suggest taking various transportation like buses, Metro, bikes or scooters.

The highway closures for each occasions are outlined beneath.

Credit Union Cherry Blossom 5K highway closures

The following streets shall be posted as Emergency No Parking on Saturday, April 6, from 4 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from ninth Street to 14th Street, NW
  • thirteenth Street from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The following streets shall be posted as Emergency No Parking on Saturday, April 6, from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from third Street to ninth Street, NW
  • third Street from Constitution Avenue to D Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue from third Street to seventh Street, SW
  • 4th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Virginia Avenue, SW
  • D Street from third Street to 4th Street, SW

The following streets shall be closed to car site visitors on Saturday, April 6, from roughly 4 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from ninth Street to 14th Street, NW
  • thirteenth Street from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • twelfth Street from E Street to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • eleventh Street from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • tenth Street from E Street to Constitution Avenue, NW

The following streets shall be closed to car site visitors on Saturday, April 6, from roughly 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from third Street to ninth Street, NW
  • ninth Street from E Street to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • D Street from eighth Street to ninth Street, NW
  • seventh Street from Indiana Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • sixth Street from C Street to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from third Street to seventh Street, NW
  • third Street from C Street, NW to Virginia Avenue, SW
  • Independence Avenue from Washington Avenue to seventh Street, SW
  • 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Virginia Avenue, SW
  • D Street from third Street to 4th Street, SW
  • sixth Street from Independence Avenue to Maryland Avenue, SW
  • C Street from 2nd Street to sixth Street, SW

Petalpalooza highway closures

The following streets shall be posted as Emergency No Parking on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • third Street from Tingey Street to Water Street, SE
  • 4th Street from Tingey Street to Water Street, SE
  • Water Street from third Street to Tingey Street, SE

The following streets shall be closed to car site visitors on Saturday, April 6, from roughly 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • third Street from Tingey Street to Water Street, SE
  • 4th Street from Tingey Street to Water Street, SE
  • 4th Street from M Street to Tingey Street, SE (southbound solely)
  • Water Street from third Street to Tingey Street, SE

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