March 17 - April 15, 2018

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Parade Grandstand Tickets On Sale Now!

Standing room along the Parade route is free, but grandstand seats ensure the best view, and tickets are now on sale for individuals and groups of 10 or more.

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

Sakura Dream (Sakura no Yume) Immersive Digital Art Experience

Immerse yourself in a digital art experience and step into the Sakura Dream (Sakura no Yume).

Take Five Meditation: One Giant Meditation (OGM)

Lie back and let go as the sound vibrations of singing bowls, bells, ocean drum, and gong wash over you for a guided meditation practice that is as renewing as Spring itself.

Blossom Bash presented by Mattress Warehouse

Time: Doors 5:30 PM / Show 7 PM Location: The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street, SW Cost: Starting at $55 Tickets: Ticketfly   A Semi-Charmed Concert at DC’s Hottest New Music Venue with Bush and Third Eye Blind On Friday, April 6, the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off the inaugural Blossom Bash concert. Blossom Bash will feature alternative […]

Cherry Blast presented with ARTECHOUSE

For two nights only, immerse yourself in a digital art experience. Step into the Sakura Dream (Sakura no Yume), a moonlit floating environment where larger than life koi fish and colorful cherry blossom petals react to your presence.


CineMatsuri 2017 is the fifth year of CineMatsuri, Washington DC’s first-ever Japanese film festival. Organized by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, CineMatsuri showcases five of Japan’s most recent and best films, each in a different genre, reflecting the richness and diversity of today’s Japanese cinema.

Glorious Gardens Self-Guided Tours

Fairfax County, located just outside DC, is home to several splendid gardens that welcome Festival visitors with a special gift and provide Festival information.

Win the Ultimate Pink Tie Party Prize Package!

We want to give you everything you need to celebrate the blossoms in style at the Pink Tie Party  on Thursday, March 15, 2018! Follow the National Cherry Blossom Festival on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to win the following prizes: One night stay at The Willard InterContinental Washington  High-end couture gown rental from Armarium Luxury custom suit and shirt rental […]