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GWA News & Events Learn about past and present Goodwill Ambassadors in the community. July 2014 – Exchange with Japan The 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassadors traveled to Japan as part of the “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow.” They visited Tokyo and Kyoto to promote US-Japan relations and cross-cultural exchange, participating [...] More »

Blossom Kite Festival

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

2015 Festival Dates Announced

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

Create Art & More

Learn about symbols from Japanese culture and create scenes from the National Cherry Blossom Festival through coloring pages! Daruma Doll Print The Daruma Doll comes from a Japanese legend of Daruma, a Zen Buddhist. In the legend, Daruma sat in a cave meditating for so long that he lost the use of his arms and [...] More »


Presenting Sponsor VOLUNTEERS VISIT THE BLOG Greetings, Volunteers! Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  During the summer months, volunteer opportunities and free mixers are posted on our blog.  Check it out for details and join us at the next event! All volunteers should REGISTER HERE so you can receive email updates as the 2015 [...] More »

Press Releases

2013-2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival® Press Releases Documents require Acrobat Reader to open. Click here to download the latest version of Reader. Festival Press Releases May 27, 2014: Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony to Honor and Remember Local Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors, Recipients and Families April 7, 2014: Celebrity Talent Announced for National Cherry Blossom [...] More »


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