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Opening Ceremony to be Streamed Live

Opening Ceremony to be Streamed Live

For the first time, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook.

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Youth Art Contest Awards Reception & Community Art Show Opening

Youth Art Contest Awards Reception & Community Art Show Opening

Visit the Youth Art Contest Community Art Show at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery through April 7.

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Upcoming Performances by The 6821 Quintet

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.

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Online Auction Now Open!

Online Auction Now Open!

Don’t miss you chance to bid in the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s online auction. Bid on exciting items including vacations, unique experiences, hotel packages, restaurant gift cards, and much more! All proceeds from the online auction go to keeping the National Cherry Blossom Festival programs primarily free and open to the public.

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Pink Tie Party Tickets Still Available!

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 […]

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Peak Bloom Prediction Announced

Peak Bloom Prediction Announced

The National Park Service today predicted the peak bloom of the cherry trees as March 14 – March 17. To coincide with the prediction, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will begin five days early on Wednesday, March 15 with the opening of the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage. The Festival will continue […]

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

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 […]

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Calling All Restaurants – Register for Cherry Picks Today

Calling All Restaurants – Register for Cherry Picks Today

Celebrate springtime on a plate by joining the Cherry Picks restaurant program, spotlighting our area’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene to over 1.5 million attendees. Highlight your seasonal, springtime menu or selected dishes as a designated Cherry Picks Restaurant in the weeks leading up to and during the Festival. All participating restaurants will be widely promoted […]

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