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MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

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You Could Win the Chance to Sing Into Spring at the 2016 Parade

Submit your entries to the Sing Into Spring Competition for a chance to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. More »

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Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

The National Cherry Blossom Festival wins eight Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). More »

First Greenscape Cooridor Bike Ride a Huge Success

The first annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Greenscape Corridor Bike Tour occurred on Saturday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. More than 100 riders attended the event and biked 11 miles through downtown Washington, D.C., exploring the U.S. National Arboretum, the National Mall and Arlington Cemetery. As one of the newest events in the nation’s greatest […] More »

Blossoms Still in Bloom!

Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom through the early part of the week, accompanied today with perfect weather for blossom viewing! With the absence of extremely bad weather, the trees are expected to continue to look amazing for at least several days. Come out to the Tidal Basin and National Mall […] More »

National Cherry Blossom Festival Online Auction Is Now Open!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Online Auction is now open! Bid on exciting, luxurious, and one-of-a-kind items, restaurant gift certificates, and much more! The auction will run from March 25, 2015 to April 13, 2015 with proceeds going to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Funds raised during the auction help keep Festival events free and accessible to […] More »