WASHINGTON, DC

March 15 - April 16, 2017

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Blossom Kite Festival

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


Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage

Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage - free performances daily


Cherry BlossOM Yoga in the Courtyard

Join Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brightest Young Things and National Cherry Blossom Festival for free yogo in the Kogod Courtyard.


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.


SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration

A full day of family fun featuring performances and cultural crafts.


Cine Matsuri 2017

Washington, DC first ever Japanese film Festival.


The 6821 Quintet at Union Station

Returning for the second year for an amazing pop-up performance at Union Station is The 6821 Quintet. A special group of five talented performers have come together just for the National Cherry Blossom Festival to share their exquisite music with the city of DC, with the support of the Ryuji Ueno Foundation. The 6821 Quintet is cleverly named after the distance in miles from Tokyo to Washington, and their individual skills synchronized together provides the ultimate musical experience. The 6821 Quintet, this year, is led by violinist Mayu Kishima, First Prize winner of the First Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition in 2016.


Duo YUMENO

Duo YOMENO consists of shamisen, Japanese three stringed lute, and western cello. Two artist will showcase Japanese and American traditional and contemporary songs.


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.


Blossoms and Baseball

A beloved springtime tradition, Blossoms and Baseball returns once again this year. Show your blossom spirit by wearing pink as the Washington Nationals take on the St. Louis Cardinals.