March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Blossom Kite Festival

Join us on Saturday, March 31, for the Blossom Kite Festival featuring all day free family fun.

Washington Monument Grounds- Kite Festival

17th St & Constitution Ave, NW

National Cherry Blossom Festival Launches into 2018

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders gathered on November 16, 2017 for a preview of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 15). Speakers at the Launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc., announced new and expanded programming that will incorporate elements […]

2018 Signature Event Dates

Mark your calendars for the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 - April 15.


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. […]


  Welcome Volunteers 1. Register here for the 2018 Volunteer Waitlist! Festival shifts will be posted beginning February 9, 2018. 2. Coming soon – check out the 2018 Volunteer Handbook 3. Visit the Blog for special invites and updates. Presenting Sponsor Lead Volunteers Lead Volunteer positions are filled on a rolling basis, if interested contact […]

High-Resolution Images

Find media-quality images of the cherry blossoms and signature National Cherry Blossom Festival events in this section. To download, click the thumbnail and a new window will open, where you can save the image to your computer. For additional images, contact Nora Strumpf. Please provide photo credit to National Cherry Blossom Festival. Scenic Views Signature […]

Press Room

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2018 Festival, March 20 – April 15, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. The 2018 Festival commemorates the 106th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom […]


General Inquiries & Comments Including visitor information questions 877.44.BLOOM (877.442.5666) ncbf@ncbfdc.org Office Information 1275 K Street, NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20005 Executive Office Diana Mayhew, President Lillian Iversen, Senior Director of Events & Marketing — 202.661.7584 JoAnn Nasser, Director of Operations — 202.626.1139 Sponsorship & Development  Katelynd Anderson — 202.638.8363 Hayley Swan — 202.638.8364 Merchandise & Vending NOTE: There are no […]