Smithsonian American Art Museum
SAAM Cherry Blossom Family Celebration
Join SAAM for our annual celebration of spring and the blooming trees of DC. Enjoy a taiko drumming performance by Nen Daiko, traditional Japanese dance with Onoe Dance, and break out your best Japanese pop dance moves with Les the DJ. Craft your own cherry blossom tree to take home, make a koinobori kite to fly at the kite festival, or try your hand at an origami Sakura. Explore SAAM’s galleries with a scavenger hunt and enjoy festive treats from a special menu celebrating the cherry blossoms offered by the Courtyard Café.
YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
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 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!