The award-winning City in Bloom visual campaign is an opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals to join the National Cherry Blossom Festival and welcome spring across the country, bringing the spirit of the Tidal Basin into neighborhoods of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Special lighting, custom installations, and decals will visually unify the region – making it known that DC “owns” spring.
Participating businesses show off how their creative ways of blooming during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The whole city comes to life in pink. See a gallery of participating businesses in bloom below!
Make your way around Washington, D.C. and beyond to see these artistic installations! Strike a pose, take a photo and post it to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ArtInBloom!
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, in conjunction with RAMW is proud to support the vibrant, diverse restaurant scene in the District throughout the Festival. Choose from some of the best DC fare with exciting spins on springtime dishes!
What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. Click the filters on our interactive map to see all that the Festival has to offer and craft a tailored experience as you Rediscover Spring. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!
To use the map, scroll over the “Filter by” menu and check the box next to the locations you wish to see on the map. hit the plus button in the lower right hand corner to zoom in to see more detail. Click Get Directions to plot a walking, biking, scooter, or driving route to your chosen destination!
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