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National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington, DC's biggest event of the year. Welcome spring and attend many of these special annual events.

National Cherry Blossom Festival
Welcome spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The capital celebrates with lots of special family activities on the National Mall and throughout the region.

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade Pictures
See a picture gallery of the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, pictures of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, DC

Japanese Street Festival - Washington, DC
The Japanese Street Festival in Washington, DC is a celebration of Japanese culture and part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. See photos of the Japanese Street Festival, also known as Sakura Matsuri.

Cherry Blossom Festival Entertainment at the Jefferson Memorial
Nearly 100 cultural performances and demonstrations are held on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Learn about Tidal Basin stage performances.

Sporting Events of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
See the schedule of sporting events that are a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival including soccer, baseball, sailing, rowing, rugby and running.

Prelude to the Fireworks on the Southwest Waterfront
See photos of the Prelude to the Fireworks on the Southwest Waterfront, a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Tours in Washington, DC
The National Park Service offers a variety of FREE cherry blossom tours during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Talks/Walks, Junior Ranger Programs, Lantern Tours, Cherry Bike Tours

Cherry Blossoms Off the Beaten Path Around Washington, DC
The blossoming cherry trees in Washington, DC are spectacular and draw about a million visitors to the Tidal Basin each spring. Did you know there are some quieter places in the Washington, DC area to see cherry blossoms? Here is a guide to some favorite spots around the region.

Cherry Blossom Festival Stage Performances at Woodrow Wilson Plaza
The National Cherry Blossom Festival presents free performances on the Woodrow Wilson Plaza stage Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,

Washington, DC’s Cherry Trees - Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more about the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC? When do the cherry trees bloom? Where are the cherry trees located? How many are there?

Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk in Washington, DC
The annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk kicks off the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC with a historical and cultural activity which seeks to raise awareness about the Japanese American experience during World War II.

Washington, DC’s Restaurants Celebrate The Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC’s Restaurants Celebrate The National Cherry Blossom Festival® with Cherry Picks (Cherry Inspired Recipes)

National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Gallery
See a gallery of photos of the National Cherry Blosssom Festival in Washington, DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, DC. Watch marching bands, dance and drumming performance teams from Japan and the United States, musical performances, clowns, horses, antique cars and mascots and much more.

Cherry Blossom Photos
What a beautiful time of year! Enjoy these photos of the cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. The glorious cherry blossoms draw large crowds to visit Washington, DC each spring.

Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall
During the annual event kite enthusiasts show off their stunt skills and compete for awards in over 36 categories.

Cherry Blossoms – 10 Things to Know About the Cherry Blossom Season in...

Here is a guide to everything you need to know about cherry blossoms and the cherry blossom season in Washington DC. 

Cherry Blossom Bike Ride and Cycling Expo in Washington DC
During the National Cherry Blossom Festival, biking, health, fun and fitness take center stage at the free Rally & Ride, Children and adults of all ages will enjoy a range of hands-on activities led by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association.

Macy’s Cherry Blossom Show in Washington DC
Live cherry blossom trees will bring the spirit of spring indoors at the Macy’s Cherry Blossom Show in Washington DC. Visit Macy’s Metro Center during the National Cherry Blossom Festival as the store is transformed from a vibrant retail landscape to a one-of-a-kind floral wonderland complete with live blooming cherry trees.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival - Cherry Blossom Festival
The Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival is one of the highlights of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year boasts more than seven hours of family-friendly entertainment and the event has expanded and will be bigger than ever, stretching over three blocks on the Southwest Waterfront of Washington DC.

Macy's Cherry Blossom Show Pictures
See pictures of the Macy's Cherry Blossom Show, Macy's in Washington DC brings the spirit of spring indoors as the store is adorned with one-of-a-kind floral arrangements and live blooming cherry trees on display throughout the first floor. Special events will take place at Macy's Metro Center department store throughout the National Cherry...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony
National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off with a free family festival at the National Building Museum that includes hands-on activities exploring Japanese arts and design and performing arts, followed by ceremonial program with remarks by Washington dignitaries and special performance. See photos of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony.

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony - Washington DC
Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony is a formal ceremonial lighting of the Japanese Stone Lantern near the cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Learn about the Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony.

National Gallery of Art Cherry Blossom Music Festival
In the spring of 2012, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC celebrates the centennial of the National Cherry Blossom Festival with a music festival and the exhibition Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-And-Flower Paintings. See the schedule of events.

5x5 Public Art Project – Washington DC
The public art project is a part of the Centennial Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.

Alexandria Virginia Celebrates the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival
Alexandria offers an extraordinary setting to enjoy spring activities as the cherry blossoms bloom in the nation's capital. Learn about things to do in Old Town Alexandria and National Cherry Blossom Festival activities in Northern Virginia.

Cherry Blossom Festival Centennial 2012
In the spring of 2012, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will host a once-in-a-lifetime centennial celebration. In 1912, the city of Tokyo, Japan gave Washington DC an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The...

CineMatsuri - Japanese Film Festival in Washington DC
Washington DC presents a Japanese film festival, called CineMatsuri, during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, screening five recent Japanese films, each in a different genre, that showcase the diversity and richness of Japanese filmmaking today. See the schedule and learn more.

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