March 15 - April 16, 2017

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A Touch of Japan, Tea, Fans and Fun

Offer visitors outside of the DC area to discover the western edge of Fairfax County in Virginia.

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.

Touch of Japan: Tea samples, Fans and Fun!

Visitors can learn about early Japanese-American history and view a small exhibit. Taste 3 kinds of green tea and enjoy a sample of sweets. Make your own fan and tour the historic house that was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee.

Blossom Kite Festival

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

Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage

Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage - free performances daily

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.