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MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

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Apply to be a 2016 Goodwill Ambassador!

Applications for the 2016 Goodwill Ambassador Program are due on Monday, November 6, 2015. More »


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Three Yoshino Cherry Trees Planted at Capitol Heights Elementary School on November 20, 2015

The National Cherry Blossom Festival and The Japan-America Society of Washington DC planted three Yoshino cherry trees at Capitol Heights Elementary School as part of the annual Neighborhood Tree Planting Program. One of the cherry trees was a legacy tree, meaning it was grown from cuttings taken from the second generation of cherry trees that […] More »

Festival Launches 2016 Initiatives and Unveils Official Artwork

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Hiroyasu Izumi, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders joined Wednesday evening for a preview of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 17).   Speakers at the launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc., announced new and expanded events, and gave an introduction of […] More »

National Cherry Blossom Festival Wins First Place in BizBash Top 100 Events

  The National Cherry Blossom Festival came in first place as a “Top 100 Event in Washington, D.C.” in the Parades, Walks and Festivals category. Every year, BizBash researches events throughout Washington, D.C., and recognizes the most influential annual gatherings in the area. Additionally, the Festival was named as a “Top 100 Event in the […] More »

Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

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

Destination Style Spring Fashion Event

Time: 5:30 PM Location: Macy’s Metro Center, 1201 G. Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 (Map) Join us and our hosts bloggers, Natalie Pinto of The Fashionably Broke and Sara Azani of Style MBA for a spring fashion shopping party celebrating everything you need for your next vacation destination! Enjoy mini makeovers, complimentary manicures and sounds by our […] More »

Pampering Event – Evening of Beauty

Time: 5:30 PM Location: Macy’s Metro Center, 1201 G. Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 (Map) Grab your girlfriends and join us for an evening of pampering! Carl Ray, makeup artist to America’s First Lady, will lead a class highlighting the latest beauty trends for the Spring season. Decompress as you enjoy skincare consultations and massages from Skin […] More »
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Performances at the Tidal Basin

Enjoy live entertainment and energetic dance, music, and more. More »

AUN-J Classic Orchestra in Union Station

Time: 2 PM 3 PM (10 minutes break in the middle) Location: Union Station Main Hall (Map) Cost: FREE     On Saturday evening, at The Warner Theater, AUN J Classic Orchestra will be featured in the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  And then on very next day, fittingly, the Orchestra heads “east” for a […] More »