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2015 Programming Announced

Partners, sponsors, and participants helped launch the 2015 Festival. More »

News & Events

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 »


Internships Each semester, the National Cherry Blossom Festival offers select internship positions for qualified college students in the DC area. Interns receive practical experience working on the National Cherry Blossom Festival related to programming, communications, sponsorship, and more. Below are current opportunities. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Kimberly Boyd-Lewis, Director of Operations. Fundraising [...] More »


Silent Auction The Silent Auction is an exclusive part of the Pink Tie Party fundraiser. Gain access to an audience of over 800 influencers and tastemakers from Washington’s professional, social, sports, and media communities. Donors will be recognized with a link in the online Auction Catalog and a listing in the Pink Tie Party Program. [...] 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 »

Media Credentials

Media Credentials The National Cherry Blossom Festival features hundreds of events largely free and open to the public. Please note changes to the 2015 signature events schedule below. Advance credentialing is requested, and at select events, it is required. Please e-mail requests to Danielle Davis, and note that one pass per outlet will be issued unless [...] More »


Contact Us General Inquiries & Comments Including visitor information questions 877.44.BLOOM (877.442.5666) Executive Office Diana Mayhew, President Donica Hance, Administrative Assistant — 202.661.7585 Kimberly Boyd-Lewis, Director of Operations — 202.626.1139 Nicole Breslin-Romano, Business Manager — 202.661.7567 Sponsorships & Product Sampling Emily Garber, Sponsorship & Marketing Coordinator — 202.638.8377 Todd Emmett, Development Associate – 202.661.7565 [...] More »