Apply Today – Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage

Calling all performers! Apply now to perform on the ANA Performance Stage at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Situated in the Festival hub among the cherry trees and with iconic views of the memorials that are in proximity to the Tidal Basin, daily performances are showcased that are upbeat and festive – reflective of the celebratory nature of the Festival. This year’s Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage will be open Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, April 9, 2017. Click here for performer guidelines and to apply.


Youth Art Contest Online Voting is Now Open!

The Youth Art Contest and Community Art Show, coordinated in partnership with the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, provides a chance for DC students grades K-12 to showcase their artistic talent and get recognized for their beautiful achievements. This year’s artwork will celebrate 50 years of kite flying on the National Mall. The public can view the creativity of these students’ art at Pepco Edison Place Gallery through April 19, Tuesday through Friday from noon until 4:00 PM. Vote for your overall favorite here through Wednesday, April 13.




Join us at the Blossom Kite Festival this Saturday!

Join the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Blossom Kite Festival Saturday, April 2 on the grounds of the Washington Monument from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. Celebrate 50 years of kite flying on the National Mall with day-long activities full of kite flying, kite making, demonstrations and more! A full schedule of the day’s FREE activities can be found here.

Blossom Kite Festival’s media partners are Washington Parent Magazine and BIG 100.3.