2022 Petalpalooza – Information


201 Water Street SE
Washington DC


  • Petalpalooza takes place at the Capitol Riverfront at the Yards.
  • This is an outdoor event, dress in layers and be prepare for changes in the weather throughout the event.
  • There is no secure storage, please try to minimize the amount of belongings you bring to volunteer! 
  • Please wear dark or black pants and closed-toed shoes. As it will be a warmer day — you can wear shorts but still need to wear close-toed shoes for safety purposes.
  • If you have volunteered with NCBF in the past or this season, please arrive to site in your volunteer t-shirt. If this is your first event (yay! Thanks for volunteering with us!), volunteer shirts will be distributed at check-in.


Petalpalooza® is the finale signature event of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Its purpose is to host an outdoor event that appeals to all ages, features live music and engaging art activities that celebrate spring, is unique to and within Washington, provides opportunities for NCBF sponsors to activate their brands to a live audience, and culminates with a fireworks display.


Saturday, April 16, 2022

*Rain Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 (event time shortened to 5-9 PM)


1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

*Fireworks show at 8:30 PM – 8:45 PM

NOTE – volunteer times will vary. Please check your shift schedule.


Capitol Riverfront/The Yards

*Spread throughout neighborhood with primary programming area in Yards Park


Click Here for the Volunteer Orientation Presentation

Visit the Petalpalooza website page for additional information leading up to the event

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