THURSDAY IS THE NEW FRIDAY!

CHERRY NIGHT

For the first time this year, Cherry Picks welcomed an exclusive, one-night only cherry blossom-themed celebration – Cherry Night rediscovering D.C.’s nightlife through music, fashion and food. Selected venues throughout the DC area elevated the dinner scene with custom springtime menus, blossom décor and DC’s finest DJ’s, bands, and performers. So many of you joined us at one of the venues on March 31st and wore your best PINK outfit to show off your spring spirit.

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2022 CHERRY NIGHT EXCLUSIVE VENUES

The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse

Enjoy an unforgettable Cherry Night with great food, great sounds, and great vibes at The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse. A fun and casual neighborhood place where guests can come to hang out with friends while enjoying amazing food and live music.

Be the first to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with us by showing off your best pink looks and rocking to the sounds of Future Band DC, a band that’s heavily influenced by the Roots with a touch of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The band combines the very best of many genres of music, while entertaining and captivating audiences with their sincerity and power.

EAT, DRINK, and FLAUNT YOUR PINK!

Swingers Crazy Golf

A special PINK NIGHT at Swingers – DC’s best gourmet street food, banging beats and sticks it in Dupont Circle for Cherry Night. Get your PINK game-on as we turn everything pink for one night only, making crazy golf even crazier.

The Dew Drop Inn

Drop-in for a night to reminder with as we celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Night with the new release the city-wide Cherry Kolsch Beer. Put on your pink and dance all night long with the sounds of The Experience Band & Show. Happy hour all night when you wear your PINK.

metrobar

Metrobar photo

metrobar is DC’s top stop for drinks, food, art, and culture. We focus on bringing people together and connecting all 8 wards through great craft cocktails featuring local spirits, beer & wine, and good vibes. Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with us by wearing pink, listening to the Too Much Talent Band, and enjoying two very special cocktails, the “Peak Bloom” and “April Showers.

Dirty Habit DC

Dirty Habit DC

Join us to celebrate the Sakura Season along with the National Cherry Blossom Festival at Dirty Habit DC. Enjoy Chef Edgar Escalante’s Yakatori Grilled fare, Mixologist Frank Jones Sakura inspired craft cocktails, and the sounds of DJ Eddo to celebrate friendship and Japanese culture. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink.

Fred & Stilla at The Ven at Embassy Row

Fred _ Stilla at The Ven at Embassy Row

Dance the night away at The Ven at Embassy Row’s Cherry Night! DJ A-Sonic will be mixing Asian Pop music in celebration of Cherry Blossom season. Stay in theme by wearing pink and get a taste of our Cherry Picks menu with our signature cocktail – The Cherry Blossom 75.

Tonic at Quigley’s

Tonic at Quigleys

Join Tonic as we celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with Cherry Night! Featuring a live Jazz Band in our Garden Bar along with a specialty drink and dessert being served for one night only. Put on something pink and enjoy some live music!

Wunder Garten 

WunderGarten

Wunder Garten is proud to be a participant of the first ever Cherry Night. The night will be highlighted by Kirin Ichiban Japanese Beer, specialty themed craft cocktails, raffles, and giveaways, and beats by DJ Ruben. Guests will also enjoy themed cabanas and décor throughout the property. Wear PINK and you’ll get a free entry into the nights big raffle. Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information and updates.

Blackfinn Ameripub

Blackfinn

Join us in celebrating the beautiful cherry blossoms this season!

Enjoy dancing along to a DJ, food and drink specials, and enjoy themed items such as our Cherry Blossom Tini all night! We encourage you to get in the spirit of the season and wear pink!

Cherry Night Jazz Band & Poetry Open Mic East of the River at Busboys and Poets

Join us for an exhilarating night of live jazz, live art, poetry, food & specialty cocktails featuring The! Warshanna Quintet hosted by Orville Walker.

Put on something pink (encouraged, but not required) and join us for this Cherry Night Open Mic! Pick your pink. Choose from an array of pink cocktails, beer & specialty drinks.

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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!

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To reserve your parking spot, visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. ​