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March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Spirit of Washington Cherry Blossom Cruises

Spirit of Washington Cherry Blossom Cruises

Join Spirit Cruises in celebrating the history and beauty of our decorated Potomac River bank during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy a bountiful buffet and DJ entertainment as you cruise past the famous cherry trees and historic views of Washington, DC!

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Odyssey Cherry Blossom Cruises

Odyssey Cherry Blossom Cruises

Set sail aboard the Odyssey to celebrate the history and beauty of the banks of the Potomac River during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Sip award-winning wines, dance to live music, and enjoy unparalleled views of DC covered in blossoms.

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National Japan Bowl

National Japan Bowl

The 26th National Japan Bowl championship rounds will be held on April 13, 2018 at National 4-H Youth Conference Center. No registration is required to observe the championship rounds of the competition, and the event is free of charge.

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From the Archive: Chasing Cherry Blossoms

From the Archive: Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Pioneering photojournalist Eliza Scidmore was National Geographic magazine’s first official female writer, photographer, and board member—she also led the effort to bring the now-iconic cherry blossoms from Japan to Washington, D.C.

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Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival Presented by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC

Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival Presented by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC

The Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival, the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the U.S., returns to the streets of downtown DC, presenting more than 80 cultural groups, arts vendors and food booths in a showcase of more than 30 cumulative hours of vibrant programming.

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Newseum Nights: In Bloom

Newseum Nights: In Bloom

Don’t miss out on the first Newseum Night of 2018! Get up close and personal with the Newseum’s most popular exhibits while enjoying open beer and wine bars, light food, curator-led gallery talks, exclusive cherry blossom-themed activities, entertainment, and much more.

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STORYTIME: Under the Cherry Blossom Tree

STORYTIME: Under the Cherry Blossom Tree

Under the Cherry Blossom Tree invites the museum’s youngest visitors to gather by Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington DC, a Japanese Dogwood given to the Hirshhorn as a gift from the artist, symbolizing community and hope for the future.

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Phillips after 5: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Artist

Phillips after 5: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Artist

Celebrate nature and the outdoors with the Phillips and the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Growing Community with the National Building Museum

Growing Community with the National Building Museum

The Tidal Basin and National Mall are prime examples of how nature can be intentionally integrated into and around built spaces to help promote community and encourage civic engagement. Work with friends and family to design and build a large scale model of your own green space inspired by a park in your neighborhood or one you would like to see added to your community.

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Events DC Cherry Blast!

Events DC Cherry Blast!

Events DC Cherry Blast!, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, brings the sights, sounds, scents and tastes of Japan to Washington, DC, as Dock 5 at Union Market is transformed into a vibrant Tokyo streetscape featuring a night market with authentic street food curated by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto, craft vendors, interactive art displays and a pulsating soundstage with DJs and entertainers to fuel the dance party throughout the night.

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