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March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Pink Tie Party Tickets Still Available!

Tickets are still available for the Pink Tie Party fundraiser presented by All Nippon Airways (ANA), kicking off the season of the blossoms in style. Join us Thursday, March 16 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for spring-inspired cuisine and cocktails from some of DC’s best restaurants, engaging experiences, music, dancing, and […]


Claim Your Opening Ceremony Tickets Today!

Celebrate the 105th anniversary of the gift of trees by claiming your free Opening Ceremony tickets today.


Parade Grandstand Tickets On Sale Now!

Standing room along the Parade route is free, but grandstand seats ensure the best view, and tickets are now on sale for individuals and groups of 10 or more.


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.


Blossoms and Baseball

A beloved springtime tradition, Blossoms and Baseball returns once again this year. Show your blossom spirit by wearing pink as the Washington Nationals take on the St. Louis Cardinals.


Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

The largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the U.S. with over 50 cultural groups.


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.


Upcoming Performances by The 6821 Quintet

The 6821 Quintet returns to the National Cherry Blossom Festival for the second year. A special group of five talented performers have come together just for the National Cherry Blossom Festival to share their exquisite music with the city of DC, with the support of the Ryuji Ueno Foundation. The 6821 Quintet is cleverly named after the distance in miles from Tokyo to Washington, and their individual skills synchronized together provides the ultimate musical experience.


Cherry BlossOM Yoga in the Courtyard

Join Smithsonian American Art Museum, Brightest Young Things and National Cherry Blossom Festival for free yogo in the Kogod Courtyard.


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.