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Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

Attendees, community partners, sponsors, and supporters helped make the 2014 Festival a success. More »


Sing Into Spring Frequently Asked Questions  1. When is the application due? The application must be completed by Friday, November 14. Late entries will not be accepted.  2. When will I find out if I was selected as a finalist? The National Cherry Blossom Festival will notify all finalists by December 18, 2014. Please note, due to [...] More »
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You could win the chance to Sing Into Spring at the 2015 Parade

All DC, MD, and VA residents can enter the vocal competition now through November 14. More »
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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 »


Ticketed Event Information Proceeds from National Cherry Blossom Festival ticketed events are crucial to support free public programming, ensuring the celebration of the gift of trees continues for generations to come. Parade group tickets are available (10 tickets or more). Check back soon for more information on other ticketed events.  More »

Sing into Spring Vocal Competition

Sing Into Spring Vocal Competition Enter Now 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 [...] 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 »

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