DowntownDC BID

Petals in the Park

Attendees will be greeted by the Petal Promenade as they enter Franklin Park. Followed by a lively arts stage celebrating the performers of DC and Japan, inclusive of roaming artists, and competitive lawn games area featuring croquet and badminton. Local Artist area featuring live art activation and local artisan vendors. Picnic Baskets available for pre-purchase where ticketed guests can reserve, in advance, to enjoy the garden party, with friends and family in the park.

Attendees will have the option to purchase different packages but there will be free elements to the event.


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!