WASHINGTON, DC

March 20 - April 15, 2018

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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.


Eat, Drink, and Be Cherry at the Pink Tie Party

Eat, drink and be cherry! Purchase tickets now for the Festival’s signature fundraiser, the Pink Tie Party presented by ANA, held Thursday, March 15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). Wear your finest “Pink Tie” cocktail attire and enjoy a fabulous evening filled with delicious spring-inspired cuisine and cocktails from […]


Group Ticket Information

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® Saturday, April 14, 2018 Washington, D.C. Please carefully read the below information regarding group tickets: The annual Washington D.C. National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® starts at 10:00 AM ET and travels along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, NW.  The Parade takes place rain or shine. Reserved, grandstand bleacher […]


National Cherry Blossom Festival Launches into 2018

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders gathered on November 16, 2017 for a preview of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 15). Speakers at the Launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc., announced new and expanded programming that will incorporate elements […]


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.


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 2018 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.