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2015 Programming Announced

Partners, sponsors, and participants helped launch the 2015 Festival. More »
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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 Entries are now closed. We will announce the finalists on December 18, 2014 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 [...] More »

2014 Parade All Star Tap Performer Materials

2014 Parade All Star Tap Performer Materials VIDEO: “Gonna Fly Now” Video MUSIC: “Gonna Fly Now” Music NOTES: “Gonna Fly Now”Production Notes   More »