National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

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You Could Win the Chance to Sing Into Spring at the 2016 Parade

Submit your entries to the Sing Into Spring Competition for a chance to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. More »

Seeking Specialty Units for the Splendor in the Street

Be a part of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by EventsDC. Specialty unit applications now being accepted! More »

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC to be Syndicated Nationally

 Tune into syndicated coverage of DC’s largest spectator event and energy-filled Parade for one hour of giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers as they burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and entertainment. See full list of extended syndicated coverage below:   […] More »

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Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

The National Cherry Blossom Festival wins eight Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). More »

First Greenscape Cooridor Bike Ride a Huge Success

The first annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Greenscape Corridor Bike Tour occurred on Saturday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. More than 100 riders attended the event and biked 11 miles through downtown Washington, D.C., exploring the U.S. National Arboretum, the National Mall and Arlington Cemetery. As one of the newest events in the nation’s greatest […] More »

Blossoms Still in Bloom!

Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom through the early part of the week, accompanied today with perfect weather for blossom viewing! With the absence of extremely bad weather, the trees are expected to continue to look amazing for at least several days. Come out to the Tidal Basin and National Mall […] More »
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC

Enjoy this long-standing Washington tradition featuring lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and family entertainment. More »