WASHINGTON, DC

March 17 - April 15, 2018

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First Annual City in Bloom Retail Window Competition

In 2018 the National Cherry Blossom Festival collaborated with local retailers for our First Annual Retail Window Competition. Inspired by the holiday window displays in New York, the competition will have a distinctively DC feel using the theme “DC in Springtime”. The Retail Window Competition celebrates what makes local retail great, by highlighting the creativity […]


NEW DATE: 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.


Tosha Hill – a First Day of Spring Concert at Pearl Street Warehouse

Come experience a fresh, new voice of musical talent on the day when a new season has begun


SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration

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


Pink Tie Party presented by ANA

The springtime affair in Washington, kicking off the season of the blossoms in style, the annual Pink Tie Party is a fundraiser benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


Petalpalooza presented by FreshDirect

UPDATE: The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Petalpalooza presented by FreshDirect, will continue as planned on Saturday, April 7 from 1-9:30PM at The Wharf. Join us for live music, games, fireworks, free product giveaways, and more. There are also lots of great restaurants along The Wharf where you can pop inside and grab a bite to eat. We’re looking forward to a fun-filled Saturday and can’t wait to see you there! Keep checking back here for any updates.


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.


Blossoms and Baseball

A beloved springtime tradition, Blossoms and Baseball returns once again this year. Show your blossom spirit by wearing pink as the Washington Nationals take on the St. Louis Cardinals.


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.