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Three Cherry Trees Planted in Arlington

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC and Festival planted the trees at Arlington Central Library on September 25. More »
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You could win the chance to Sing Into Spring at the 2015 Parade

All DC, MD, and VA residents can enter the vocal competition now through November 14. More »
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Apply for the Prestigious Goodwill Ambassador Program

We’re looking for passionate and dedicated young adults in the DC area. More »

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Specialty Units: Apply Now for the Parade

Perform in the Festival’s largest spectator event on April 11, 2015. More »

Goodwill Ambassadors Travel to Japan

The student ambassadors promote US-Japan relations and cross-cultural exchange as part of the “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow.” More »

2015 Festival Dates Announced

Mark your calendar for March 20 through April 12. More »
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Pink Tie Party

Celebrate the blossoms in style at the Pink Tie Party fundraiser, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 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 »

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National Cherry Blossom Festival® Opening Ceremony

Enjoy world-class entertainment from the US and Japan as we welcome springtime and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC. More »

Blossom Kite Festival

Enjoy the thrill of competition, beauty in the sky, and the most amazing kite flying on the National Mall. More »

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Enjoy live music and entertainment for all ages preceding the Fireworks Show at 8:30 PM. More »