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Specialty Units: Apply Now for the Parade

Perform in the Festival’s largest spectator event on April 11, 2015. More »
2014 Parade Finale

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. More »

2015 Festival Dates Announced

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

Sing into Spring Vocal Competition

Sing Into Spring Vocal Competition The second annual Sing Into Spring Vocal Competition opens to all residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia in September, 2014. The local competition will once again highlight the DC region’s outstanding local talent in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 11, 2015. In 2014, 18 solo and group [...] More »

Postcard To Troops

Postcard To The Troops Send cherry blossom greetings to our men and women serving in the military. Find the beautiful 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival postcard at Festival Headquarters at Union Station, the Festival Information Tent at the Tidal Basin, the Parade, and other Festival events.   // Participating Sponsor PenFed More »

Terms of Use

Welcome Welcome to the Website of the National Cherry Blossom Festival (“Festival”).  The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. (“we” “us”) organizes and manages the Festival and this Website. When you use the Website, you agree to the following Terms of Service (“Terms”).  Please read these Terms carefully. Terms of Use Purpose and Use We provide [...] More »

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Opportunities The National Cherry Blossom Festival has several key events that showcase performing arts of different genres. The Festival welcomes the interest and participation of performers and performance groups to be a part of the celebration at these venues: Tidal Basin Welcome Area Performance Stage The performances presented on the Tidal Basin Welcome [...] 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. A limited number of Festival events listed below will require media credentials. Please e-mail for credentials, and note that one pass per outlet will be issued unless special equipment is needed. A request for an application [...] More »

High-Res Images

Hi-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 Scenic Views Signature Events More »