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Three Yoshino Cherry Trees Planted at Capitol Heights Elementary School on November 20, 2015

The National Cherry Blossom Festival and The Japan-America Society of Washington DC planted three trees, one of which was a legacy tree, meaning it was grown from cuttings taken from the second generation of cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival presented by Harris Teeter

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

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.

Blossom Kite Festival

Join us on Saturday, April 1 for the Blossom Kite Festival featuring all day free family fun.

Opening Ceremony

Kick-off the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. Enjoy spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic Warner Theatre.

Pink Tie Party presented by ANA

The springtime affair in Washington, kicking off the season of the blossoms in style, the annual Pink Tie Party is a fundraiser benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Sing Into Spring Winners Selected

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is delighted to announce Treble in Paradise, Roquois, ShaMain and KHA as the winners of its Sing Into Spring vocal competition. Selected following a live audition at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC – where 21 finalists went head-to-head to showcase their vocal abilities, the winners have secured a coveted spot to […]

Sully Historic Site

3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151

Exhibition on Japanese Kōgei – Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass & Lacquerware

An exhibition of over 40 metal works and ceramics followed by a lecture and tea ceremony

Luxury Sakes and Rare Shōchūs to be Sampled

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