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

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 […]

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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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Parade Grandstand Tickets On Sale Now!

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.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Wins First Place in BizBash Top 100 Events

National Cherry Blossom Festival Wins First Place in BizBash Top 100 Events

The National Cherry Blossom Festival came in first place as a “Top 100 Event in Washington, D.C.” in the Parades, Walks and Festivals category. Every year, BizBash researches events throughout Washington, D.C., and recognizes the most influential annual gatherings in the area. Additionally, the Festival was named as a “Top 100 Event in the United […]

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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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Deadline Approaching: Sing Into Spring

Deadline Approaching: Sing Into Spring

The fourth annual Sing into Spring Vocal Competition is now open to all residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The local competition will once again highlight the DC region’s outstanding local talent in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In 2016, solo and group vocalists were selected to audition live for a […]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade National Syndication

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade National Syndication

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC one hour television broadcast is coming to a city near you! Click here to view a complete list of air dates and times by city.

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Youth Art Contest Online Voting is Now Open!

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 […]

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