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2018 Festival Highlights

2018 Festival Highlights

This year the Festival had a lot to be AMPed about, including the immersive art experiences, live musical performances at Petalpalooza and world-renowned entertainment straight from Japan at the Opening Ceremony. Check out photos of a few of the highlights below.

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Additional Springtime Activities to Explore

Additional Springtime Activities to Explore

The Festival may be over, but there are other fun events to explore within city, including the Around the World Embassy tour. Now in its 11th year, Cultural Tourism DC will produce the Around the World Embassy Tour, part of Passport DC, a month-long celebration of worldwide cultures. Both visitors and local residents can travel […]

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Online Auction Ending Soon

Online Auction Ending Soon

Share in our commitment to the region and be a vital source of funding for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization through our online auction. You have until 11:59 pm on April 16 to bid on unique experiences, vacations, hotel packages, restaurant gift cards and more. Funds raised during the auction help […]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DCSignature Event

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.

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Win a Trip to Tokyo on All Nippon Airways!

Win a Trip to Tokyo on All Nippon Airways!

In celebration of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival, share your favorite Festival experiences using the hashtag #BlossomMoments18. Tag All Nippon Airways (ANA) with your submission on Facebook (@ana.northamerica), Twitter (@FlyANA_official), or Instagram (@allnipponairways_official) and you will be entered to win a pair of round trip airline tickets to Tokyo, Japan courtesy of ANA. Plus, for every 100 […]

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Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage Dates Adjusted

Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage Dates Adjusted

Due to the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms being delayed, the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage dates have been adjusted to ensure programming and visitor services will be available when the cherry trees blossom (currently forecast to reach peak between April 8-12). Originally scheduled to close after Sunday, April 1, the […]

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Update: Peak Bloom Predicted

Update: Peak Bloom Predicted

The National Park Service today updated the predicted the peak bloom prediction of the cherry trees to March 27 – March 31. The National Cherry Blossom Festival will still begin on March 17 with the opening of the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage. The Festival will continue as scheduled with four full weeks of programming through April 15. […]

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Now Accepting Volunteers!

Now Accepting Volunteers!

The National Cherry  Blossom Festival (March 20 – April 15, 2018) is seeking friendly, cooperative, and reliable volunteers of all ages! Get a behind-the-scenes experience of the nation’s greatest springtime celebration through a variety of exciting volunteer roles, including: Balloon handlers for the televised National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade “Kite Cops” to enforce safe kite-flying […]

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Festival Merchandise

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