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March 20 - April 15, 2018

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What's New

You Can Still Watch the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade!

You Can Still Watch the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade!

A one hour version of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be aired nationally through the end of June. Click here to view the full list of markets and air dates.

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, in partnership with Guest Services, Inc., celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017, through recognition of more than 880 volunteers who contributed approximately 4,400 total hours throughout the 2017 festivities.

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2018 Signature Event Dates

2018 Signature Event Dates

Mark your calendars for the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 – April 15.

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Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

 Kitagawa Utamaro, the legendary but mysterious Japanese artist’s work is on display as never before. Snow at Fukagawa, Moon at Shinagawa, and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara have not been displayed together in nearly 140 years. These and other works by Utamaro are on display at the Freer|Sackler through July 9.  

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