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March 20 - April 16, 2017

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Act Fast – Limited Pink Tie Party Tickets Available at a Special Price

Eat, drink and be cherry! Purchase tickets now for the Festival’s signature fundraiser, the Pink Tie Party presented by ANA, held Thursday, March 16 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 […]


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.


Cine Matsuri 2017

Washington, DC first ever Japanese film Festival.


SHIFT Festival: Boulder Philharmonic “pop-ups”

Pop up performance by Boulder Philharmonic pop-ups an American Orchestras.


Sing Into Spring Finalists Announced – Watch Them Audition on Jan. 31

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is excited to announce the 24 local vocalists who will advance to the final round of its fourth annual Sing Into Spring competition. The talented finalists were chosen for their vocal abilities and passion for the performing arts, as demonstrated in their first-round audition videos available online on the National […]


Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival

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


Cherry Blast

Every spring this vibrant gathering proves a popular combination of Japanese sights, sounds and tastes, and this year, the event creatively spotlights all things related to anime, cosplay and gaming. This April, the fun launches in a new location –in the heart of downtown DC —at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.


Festival Launches 2017 Initiatives and Unveils Official Artwork

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Atsuyuki Oike, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders joined Thursday evening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a preview of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 16). Speakers at the launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc., announced new and expanded events […]


“Petal” to the Parks Bike Ride

The National Cherry Blossom Festival will continue to celebrate spring with the “Petal” to the Parks Bike Ride on Sunday, May 15th. Riders will gather at BicycleSPACE in Adams Morgan at 11:00 AM and set off to explore landmark greenspaces around our nation's capital including Rock Creek Park, the National Mall and Anacostia Park.


Blossoms and Baseball Brings Cherry Blossom Cheer to Nats Park

The Washington National’s held its annual Blossoms and Baseball game on Friday, April 1st, where season ticket holders and special guests celebrated cherry blossom season at National’s Park. The Blossoms and Baseball game, played against the Minnesota Twins, was held less than a week prior to the team’s Opening Day on Thursday, April 7. Blossoms […]