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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 »

City In Bloom

// Presenting Sponsor City In Bloom The city will be in bloom throughout the spring of 2014. Pink lighting and blossom images on iconic buildings! Decals on cars, storefronts and public transit! From oversized signage to decals for personal items, there’s a way for all to take part of the City in Bloom. The pink-and-blossom [...] 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 Tidal Basin Welcome Area Performance Stage application [...] 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 »

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 »