The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2016 Festival, March 20 – April 17, includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.

The 2016 Festival commemorates the 104th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Find Festival press releases below. Click here for the latest updates, and here for a full list of Festival events.

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