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This year, spring starts at your doorstep with Petal Porches! The National Cherry Blossom Festival invites DC residents to unleash their creativity and celebrate their springtime spirit by decorating their home.

The program is back for a second year by popular demand. In 2022, Petal Porches includes a neighborly decoration competition. Decorations should be out during the Festival from March 20 through April 17 for all to explore. More information on how to decorate and register your home is below. The Festival looks forward to blooming with you. 

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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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Registration Information

Step 1: Register
Registration is FREE.  All registered participants will receive a downloadable sign to print and include in your display. Once registered, you will be added to the official Petal Porches Map.

Tips for registering:

  • Be creative with your porch name and when describing your display. 
  • Get your neighbors to register for a chance to compete for Best Blossom Block.

Step 2: Decorate
Don’t have a porch? No problem! Feel free to decorate your yard, sidewalk, window, or something else visible from the street or sidewalk. Petal Porches should be decorated during the dates of the Festival: Sunday, March 20 through Sunday, April 17.

Tips for decorating:

  • Bring spring to your neighborhood by decorating in the theme of cherry blossoms, pink, springtime, or create your own theme! Please decorate for a family-friendly audience. 
  • Shop the Petal Porches Amazon Wishlist. 
  • Need more inspiration? Check out these how-to videos from local artists for ideas on how to make homemade decorations for your porch, yard, and window.



Best Blossom Block: 1300 Block of A St. NE Washington, DC

Prime Petal Porches

Ward 1: Cherry Blossom Embassy – Let Peace Bloom
Ward 2: Minion in Pink
Ward 3: Pretty in Pink
Ward 4: Pink Petal Porch Party
Ward 5: We Flamingos Love Cherry Blossom Festival!
Ward 6: House of 1,000 Cranes
Ward 7: 32nd Sweet Southeast
Ward 8: PinkPalace SomeBunny Guarding the Cherry Blossoms Red Carpet Entrance


Kensington: Bloom Where You Are Planted- Cheery, Cherry Pink Passion for Kensington
Seat Pleasant: Kon’nichiwa Sakura
Silverspring: Lanterns and garlands

Herndon:  Cherry Blossom at the Historic Herndon Halloween House
Arlington: Pinktastic!
Alexandria: Cherry pink


People's Petal Porch Winners

DC: Ward 4 – Pink Petal Porch Party 

MD: Silver Spring – Lanterns and Garlands



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