National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

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Luxury Sakes and Rare Shōchūs to be Sampled

Grand Sake Tasting event brings world class Japanese beverages to DC on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. 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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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 »

Passport DC Celebration Kicks Off

Join the international celebration with Passport DC 2015. Passport DC is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC’s thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied international culture. Presented by Cultural Tourism DC, the annual month-long event is a spectacle featuring 100-plus globally inspirited experiences, from music, dance and other performances to food […] More »
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Grand Sake Tasting

Explore the worlds of sake, shōchū, and craft beer alongside Japanese cuisine at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Grand Sake Tasting. Tickets now on sale! More »
2014 Parade Finale

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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Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Presented By Procter & Gamble

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

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 »

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 »