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Apply Today – Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Performance Stage

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 […]

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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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Festival Launches 2017 Initiatives and Unveils Official Artwork

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 […]

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Now Accepting Goodwill Ambassador Applications

Now Accepting Goodwill Ambassador Applications

Apply now to be a 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassador.

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Latest News

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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Parade Grandstand Tickets Still Available!

Parade Grandstand Tickets Still Available!

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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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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