Cherry blossoms transform the DC area every Spring, but nothing compares to the Tidal Basin during Peak Bloom! The famous Cherry Blossom trees around the Tidal Basin were a gift of Japan in 1912. The annual explosion of color and blooms around the Tidal Basin signal the beginning of Spring in Washington DC.
The Tidal Basin Welcome Area of The National Cherry Blossom Festival will be open on the weekends from (TBD) amidst the sea of pink and white blossoms.
Get the most up to date Peak Bloom Predictions for the Tidal Basin from the National Park Service HERE. Download the Junior Ranger book HERE and once complete visit the Tidal Basin Welcome Area for your littles to collect their Junior Ranger Badge.
Find Family Friendly Activities dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship during The National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Plan Cherry Blossom Adventures across the DC area:
Washington, DC 20005 US + Google Map
Learn the art of paper flowers with our friends from Revery Paper Flora and create crepe paper cherry blossoms in time for spring.Find out more »
Washington, DC 20004 US + Google Map
Celebrate the blossoms in style and kick off spring in Washington with delicious food and cocktails, live music, a silent auction, and more!Find out more »
washington, DC 20001 United States + Google Map
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture. A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Les The DJ spinning Japanese pop, funk, and boogie beats and the Koto Ensemble performing traditional Japanese dance. Enjoy face painting, make ch…Find out more »
Washington, 20001 United States + Google Map
Get ready for the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC! Celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States while enjoying spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic War…Find out more »
Washington D.C., DC 20024 US + Google Map
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season with the Blossom Kite Festival! This annual DC tradition showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles, and the H…Find out more »
Alexandria, VA 22314 US + Google Map
Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts an Alexandria satellite celebration for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.Find out more »
Washington, DC US + Google Map
Come volunteer and have fun at the Cherry Blossom Festival!Find out more »
Washington, DC 20408 United States + Google Map
One of DC’s largest spectator events, the high-energy National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC is a vibrant springtime tradition set against the backdrop of DC’s most iconic landmarks along Constitution Avenue. The Parade is rain or shine. Giant colorful helium balloons,…Find out more »
Washington, DC 20001 US + Google Map
Save $5 by purchasing your tickets in advance! ($15 per person if you pay at the door) Sales of advance tickets will end at 11:59 pm on April 3, 2020. The special tickets such as Family Tickets and Hakutsuru Sake Fastpass will be available in February. Come enjoy the tastes, sounds, and feel …Find out more »
Washington, DC 20020 US + Google Map
For a taste of local DC, come celebrate the Anacostia River at the annual Anacostia River Festival presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park and National Park Service. Take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family, and experience Southeast DC’s loc…Find out more »
Washington, DC 20003 US + Google Map
Celebrate spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival‘s Petalpalooza for a full day of live music and engaging activities! This day-long all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to The Yards, an exciting new location in DC’s fastest-growing neighborhood, the Capitol Riverfront. …Find out more »