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2015 Festival Wins Eight Industry Pinnacle Awards

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

Opening Ceremony

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has changed the date of the Opening Ceremony from Saturday, March 24, to Sunday, March 25, due to anticipated crowds expected in downtown DC for the March for Our Lives.

SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration

A full day of family fun featuring performances and cultural crafts.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC

Enjoy this long-standing Washington tradition featuring lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and family entertainment.

Blossom Kite Festival

Join us on Saturday, March 31, for the Blossom Kite Festival featuring all day free family fun.

Sully Historic Site

3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151

Exhibition on Japanese Kōgei – Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass & Lacquerware

An exhibition of over 40 metal works and ceramics followed by a lecture and tea ceremony

Luxury Sakes and Rare Shōchūs to be Sampled

Grand Sake Tasting event brings world class Japanese beverages to DC on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Grand Sake Tasting

Explore the worlds of sake, shōchū, and craft beer alongside Japanese cuisine at the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Grand Sake Tasting. Tickets now on sale!


Sing Into Spring Frequently Asked Questions  1. When is the application due? The application must be completed by Friday, November 14. Late entries will not be accepted.  2. When will I find out if I was selected as a finalist? The National Cherry Blossom Festival will notify all finalists by December 18, 2014. Please note, due to […]