Downtown DC Bid

Jazz and Blossoms

Jazz & Blossoms will take over Franklin Park for a park jam Saturday, April 8. This free, outdoor event will celebrate the beauty and nature in the city with a musical backdrop, observing the National Cherry Blossom Festival and featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, and producer Bilal.

Additional performances include Daylight DC featuring DJ Divine & Big Tone All DayImani-Grace & Her Big Black BandAyo, and DJ John Murph.

Attendees will experience:

  • Live music and DJs
  • Spring-inspired mocktail bar with Immigrant Food and sponsored by Betty Buzz
  • Graffiti mural walls featuring art from Jamila Okubo and Mia Duvall
  • Free swag giveaways with proof of event registration (while supplies last)
  • Lawn games
  • Food trucks and vendors
  • Activities for the whole family
  • Rajio taiso (Japanese exercise) Globalize DC
  • Haiku writing
  • Swing dance workshops with New Columbia Swing
  • Spring/pink/floral lawn fashions and programming with Holly Bass
  • Face painting
  • Flower balloons
Register today

Jazz & Blossoms — a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival — is produced by Words Beats & Life in collaboration with the DowntownDC BID. This event expects to welcome more than 1,000 people and serves as a bookend to the Words Beats & Life Festival, taking place Tuesday, April 4, through Sunday, April 9.

This is event is rain or shine. Stay up to date by following Words Beats & Life and the DowntownDC BID.


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. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants, 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!