Festival Wins Eight Prestigious Pinnacle Awards

The Festival is thrilled to win eight coveted Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), including bronze in the Grand Pinnacle category.  The Grand Pinnacle is IFEA’s highest award, reflecting the best overall festival or event in the world within four different budget categories.

In addition, the National Cherry Blossom Festival earned:

  • Gold – Best Event Website for nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
  • Gold – Best Children’s Programming for Family Days presented with the National Building Museum and sponsored by Safeway
  • Silver – Best Mobile App
  • Silver – Best Miscellaneous printed item for the 2013 Annual Review
  • Silver – Best Media Relations Campaign
  • Bronze – Best Single Magazine Display ad for the Pink Tie Party, seen in Capitol File
  • Bronze – Best Commemorative Poster

The Pinnacle Awards draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events and gives awards in a variety of categories showcasing excellence in advertising, community outreach, sponsorship, education, merchandising, and more.


The 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival was also recognized by BizBash as a Top 100 Event in the United States; and by the American Bus Association as a Top 100 Event in North America for 2014.