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The National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, in partnership with Guest Services, Inc., celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017, through recognition of more than 1,000 volunteers who contributed approximately 88,000 total hours throughout the 2017 festivities.

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2018 Signature Event Dates

2018 Signature Event Dates

Mark your calendars for the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival: March 20 – April 15.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade to be Nationally Syndicated

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade to be Nationally Syndicated

A one hour version of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be aired nationally through the end of June. Click here to view the full list of markets and air dates.

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Continue to Celebrate Spring with Passport DC

Continue to Celebrate Spring with Passport DC

Cultural Tourism DC develops and delivers memorable Washington, DC experiences that provide people with opportunities to enjoy and learn about the District of Columbia’s neighborhoods and its international diplomatic community via Passport DC. Through the Passport DC programs, Cultural Tourism DC encourages residents and visitors alike to explore the city, boost the community’s economic prosperity, and become civically engaged. […]

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Only a Few Days Left to Bid in the Online Auction!

Only a Few Days Left to Bid in the Online Auction!

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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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade to be Streamed Live

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade to be Streamed Live

Watch the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on a delayed broadcast on Saturday, April 8 12 PM – 2 PM on ABC7/WJLA and News Channel 8 or watch live on WJLA.com or Facebook.

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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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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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