Celebrate cherry blossom season with fireworks at the Wharf!
On Saturday, April 7 from 1 – 9:30 PM, the inaugural Petalpalooza presented by FreshDirect will make its highly anticipated debut at The Wharf, DC’s newest half-mile-long waterfront destination. Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza will include interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, live music on three outdoor stages, a roller rink, a beer garden, a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico, and much more along the piers of the Southwest Waterfront, the “home of the cherry blossoms.” Enjoy more than eight energetic hours of live music on three waterfront stages, including the DC Lottery Main Stage, a floating “202 Stage” showcasing DC’s homegrown talent, and an Acoustic Lounge. On the Fresh Direct 202 Pier, attendees will let the good times roll in the free roller skating rink, with special roller dancer performances throughout the day. All are encouraged to release their inner Picasso with bike spin art, Japanese calligraphy, Gyotaku fish prints, plein air artists, and more. Plus, there will be no shortage of selfie-worthy snapshots, including an interactive “flower-by-numbers” wall and life-sized photo frames. The fireworks display may be viewed from all locations within the event, with the best views being on District and Transit Piers and Wharf Street. Alternatively, the fireworks may also be viewed from East Potomac Park directly across from the Wharf.
Please contact Sylvia Cabus email@example.com for meeting place and logistics info.
1100 SW Maine Ave
Washington DC, DC 20024
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