Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival: Parade and 10 mile run
The Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and 10 mile run take place today in downtown DC and hundreds of thousands of people turned up for the event.
The parade started at 9:45 am on Constitution Avenue.
The Tidal Basin in DC is the perfect place to view the parade and crowds were already gathering Friday afternoon.
The Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run and 5 K Run-Walk also took place this morning.
Three sporting events and the Cherry Blossom parade will make this a busy weekend in Downtown Washington. Metro is adding extra trains for all the Saturday activities. One of the most popular will be the Cherry Blossom Parade, which takes place on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets. "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is the Grand Marshal.
"Bring your kids, have fun, enjoy the floats, enjoy the balloons and the bands -- I hope they're going to be a lot of bands. I love pipe bands," Trebek said.