Saturday events expected to draw crowds, shut down roads in DC

Events in the District are expected to draw big crowds in D.C. - with lots of road closures through the downtown area.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade was slated for 10 a.m. along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets. The parade will run until noon.

D.C. is also celebrating Emancipation Day with a parade, concert, and fireworks in honor of the signing of the Emancipation Act, which freed thousands of slaves.

The parade begins at 2 p.m., and it ends at the John H. Wilson Building, followed by a concert at 3 p.m.

Finally, the Washington Capitals will face off in game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Carolina Hurricanes at 3 p.m.

The Capitals are telling fans attending the game to be aware of parking and traffic restrictions around the Capital One Arena.