The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

Office Information

1250 H Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202.661.7599

Contact Us

General Inquiries & Comments
Including visitor information questions
877.44.BLOOM (877.442.5666) 

Executive Office
Diana Mayhew, President
Donica Hance, Executive Assistant — 202.661.7585
Lillian Iversen, Senior Director of Events & Marketing — 202.661.7584
Kimberly Boyd-Lewis, Director of Operations — 202.626.1139
Nicole Breslin-Romano, Business Manager — 202.661.7567

Sponsorship & Development 
Evan Riggs, Development Associate – 202.661.7592

Merchandise & Vending
NOTE: There are no craft or food vending opportunities directly associated with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Merchants with goods or services that are Japanese in nature may contact the organizers of the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival at 202.833.2210 or visit their website.

Group Travel
Including hotel accommodations and recommended itineraries
Lindsay Hill, Tourism Services Manager-Destination DC — 202.789.7088

Communications & Marketing
Emily Garber, Communications Manager — 202.638.8377
Nora Strumpf, Media Inquiries

Pre-register to be notified of opportunities

Elissa Staley, Events & Program Manager — 202.638.8364
Oversees: Blossom Kite Festival, Goodwill Ambassador Program, In-School Youth Education Programs including Poster Art Contest and Youth Ambassadors, and liaison to the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Remi Wallace, Program Manager, External Relations — 202.638.8372
Oversees: City in Bloom, Cherry Picks, Festival Participants & Affiliate Tours

Diana Cirone, Events Manager — 202.661.7565
Oversees: Opening Ceremony, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®, Sing Into Spring

Tree Planting Program
Carol Hewig, Festival Arborist

Most events are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Events that require tickets include:
(click title for purchase information; if link is inactive, tickets are not yet available for request/purchase)
Pink Tie Party
Opening Ceremony
Cherry Blast
Grandstand Bleacher Seating at the Parade
• Individuals (9 or less)
• Download the Group Seating (10 or more) PDF order form