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Endow a Tree on the National Mall

Endow a Tree on the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall and the National Cherry Blossom Festival are working together to preserve and protect the iconic cherry trees. For each of the 3,800 cherry trees on the National Mall, we want to raise $1,000. Each donation goes into the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service […]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Launches Into 2019

National Cherry Blossom Festival Launches Into 2019

National Cherry Blossom Festival leaders, DC officials, sponsors, and stakeholders gathered on October 25, 2018 at The Watergate Hotel for a preview of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 14). Festival officials announced new and expanded programming, and rolled out a new “Spring Blossoms Here” campaign, highlighting the many interpretations of attendees’ unique […]

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Apply Now: Sing Into Spring Competition

Apply Now: Sing Into Spring Competition

The annual Sing into Spring Competition is now open to all residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The local competition will once again highlight the DC region’s outstanding local talent in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 13, 2019. In 2018, solo and group vocalists were selected to audition live for a panel of celebrity judges. The […]

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Meets With Spouse of Japanese Prime Minister

National Cherry Blossom Festival Meets With Spouse of Japanese Prime Minister

During their recent visit to Tokyo, Japan, National Cherry Blossom Festival Board Chair, Richard Bradley and President, Diana Mayhew, were received by Akie Abe, spouse of the Prime Minister, highlighting the importance of the Festival’s mission in promoting and preserving US-Japan friendship.

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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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