WASHINGTON, DC

March 20 - April 15, 2018

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2017 Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is thrilled to have won eight coveted Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). Each year, IFEA recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. This year, the Festival is proud to have won the following:

GOLD: Best Parade

GOLD: Best Commemorative Poster

SILVER: Best Media Relations Campaign

SILVER: Best Organizational Website

SILVER: Best New Promotion Activity (All Nippon Airways – #BlossomMoments)

BRONZE: Best Single New Sponsorship Opportunity (All Nippon Airways – #BlossomMoments)

BRONZE: Best Full Length TV Program (National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade – Local Broadcast)

BRONZE: Best Pin

The 2017 Festival brought 1.5 million people from across the world together to celebrate spring in Washington, DC and honor the 105th anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan with outstanding programming spanning four signature weekends. Thank you to our community partners, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, attendees, and IFEA for recognizing the Festival as one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. Planning for the 2018 Festival (March 20 – April 15, 2018) is already underway, and the Festival’s staff is hard at work preparing for a fantastic year ahead.

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