WASHINGTON, DC

March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Fleeting Grace: Teachings of Cherry Blossoms

Time: 11AM-9PM Location: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA (map) Cost: FREE; No advance ticketing required. Studio galleries will exhibit artwork related to the Teachings of Cherry Blossoms. Glass artists will give demonstrations on how to create cherry blossoms with multiple techniques. Hula dance performances.


Madame Butterfly Tea

A lecture about Puccini's beloved opera Madame Butterfly followed by a Japanese-themed afternoon tea.


Events DC Cherry Blast!

Events DC Cherry Blast!, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, brings the sights, sounds, scents and tastes of Japan to Washington, DC, as Dock 5 at Union Market is transformed into a vibrant Tokyo streetscape featuring a night market with authentic street food curated by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto, craft vendors, interactive art displays and a pulsating soundstage with DJs and entertainers to fuel the dance party throughout the night.


Blossom Kite Festival

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


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.


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.


Rosè Romp

The Willard hotel will partner with Chateau D”Esclans winery, France’s most prominent Rose wine house, to bring forth a daytime wine social.


Street Dance Workshop with EL Squad (for ages 16+)

World renowned Japanese street dance crew EL Squad will teach a hip hop workshop, open to the public before their weekend performances.


EL Squad in Concert

The Japan Foundation, The Japan information and culture center, Embassy of Japan, and Joy of Motion co-present EL Squad, a revolutionary street dance team from Japan.


National Japan Bowl® – National Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students

Japanese language competition for high school students in the U.S.