The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship. Not only in the springtime but through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives.
There has never been a better time to appreciate the beauty of Washington D.C. than at the start of the spring season! Enjoy four weeks, from March 20th through April 16th, of food, fun, and culture. Shop local businesses, dine at hand-picked restaurants, and discover all of the beautiful art surrounding the city.
The Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo in 1912 to Washington D.C. The Festival celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of Japan and the United States. Currently, the festival welcomes over 1.5 million people. All of whom enjoy diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.
Come out to enjoy some of the signature events such as the Annual Parade, Kite Festival, Petalpalooza, and the Pink Tie Dinner Party.
The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington D.C. and is less than 20 minutes away from Senate Square.