February 2, 2022 – National Cherry Blossom Festival Opens Registration For 2022 Petal Porches


Media Contact: Krysten Copeland
National Cherry Blossom Festival


In partnership with Amazon, the Festival invites the entire region to ‘Rediscover Spring’ by decorating their porches again this spring


Washington, D.C. [February 2, 2022] — The National Cherry Blossom Festival invites Washington, D.C. residents and surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia to rediscover spring and their community pride by decorating their porches, yards, and windows in springtime from March 20-April 17. Registration for Petal Porches, presented by Amazon, opens on February 1: bit.ly/PetalPorches.

“For the second year in a row, the Festival will once again start at your doorstep. We’re looking forward to seeing the creativity and ingenuity this year and encourage residents of all 8 wards of Washington, D.C. and adjacent neighborhoods to join in this beautiful celebration of community and springtime,” said Diana Mayhew, president and CEO of National Cherry Blossom Festival.

New this year, the Festival will host an opt-in, neighborly competition for the most festive Petal Porches, and participants can compete in friendly DIY (do it yourself) design challenges with their friends and neighbors. Residents can use fabric, wood, paper, real or artificial flowers, and any number of other materials for their decorations. 

Additionally, the celebration will culminate with a competition for Best Blossom Block (awarded to a block of participating porches), Prime Petal Porches (awarded to 10 porches in the DMV) and the People’s Petal Porch (voted by Instagram poll and awarded to one porch). A digital map with the locations of all registered homes will also be made available so the community can plan a walk or drive around the neighborhoods to see and share in the celebration of spring.

“Amazon is honored to partner with the Festival and help bring Petal Porches to life again this spring,” said Patrick Phillippi, Senior Manager of Community Engagement for Amazon. “We are excited to participate in the festivities by lighting up our offices in pink through City in Bloom. We invite our neighbors to help us create the spring spirit across the region and here in Arlington.”

The Festival encourages participants to share their creations through their Facebook, Instagram, and other social media pages using the hashtags #Petalporches and #RediscoverSpring. DIYers can register for free at https://bit.ly/PetalPorches by March 15th to participate and receive a complimentary Petal Porches lawn sign while supplies last. Local businesses are also encouraged to join in the fun by signing up for the City in Bloom program by February 16.


The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. Hosted from March 20 – April 17, the 2022 Festival will include four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming that promotes traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.  

Visit NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information, and check out Facebook (@CherryBlossomFestival), Instagram (@CherryBlossFest), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest), and YouTube (@NationalCherryBlossomFestivalDC). The Festival is supported by Leadership Circle Sponsors Events DC and Amazon.