2014 Festival Dates Announced

The 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Thursday, March 20 through Sunday, April 13. Signature event dates are below, and more details will be posted in the coming months.

  • Pink Tie Party fundraiser – Thursday, March 20 at the Ronald Reagan Building
  • Family Days – Saturday & Sunday, March 22-23 at the National Building Museum
  • Opening Ceremony – Saturday, March 22 at The Warner Theatre
  • Blossom Kite Festival – Saturday, March 29 on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival – Saturday, April 5 along the southwest waterfront
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® – Saturday, April 12 along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW
  • Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival – Saturday, April 12 centered at Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, NW