The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration


MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016

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17 Finalists Selected for the Sing Into Spring Competition

Vocalists from the DC area will audition live to perform in the Parade. More »


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Blossom Kite Festival

Join us on April 2 for the Blossom Kite Festival! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of amazing kite flying on the National Mall. 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 trees, one of which was a legacy tree, meaning it was grown from cuttings taken from the second generation of cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin. 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 »