6821 Trio

6821 Trio Concert

6821 Trio Concert

Co-presented with the Ryuji Ueno Foundation

  • Tamaki Kawakubo (violin)
  • Benedict Klöckner (cello)
  • Ryo Yanagitani (piano)

Cleverly named to reflect the distance in miles between Tokyo and Washington, DC, The 6821 Series will present the Trio this year, that consists of international artists coming together to fulfill the understanding that music brings disparate cultures together. The group was originally conceived as a joint effort between the Ryuji Ueno Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival to bring a more prominent classical music presence to the spring festivities in Washington, DC.

6821 Trio

MAP 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. 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!

Cherry Blossom Princess Afternoon Tea

National Conference of State Societies

Cherry Blossom Princess Afternoon Tea

Join us for a traditional Afternoon Tea and watch as the Cherry Blossom Princesses exhibit beautiful Kimonos and fashions from Lily Pulitzer. Tickets are available below. Prices are $105/adult and $55/Child through March 27 after which tickets are $120/$70. Special meal requests are available at time of purchase.

The Afternoon Tea will be served as we present a Kimono Demonstration with various styles of Kimonos and a Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Show with the latest styles from the Spring Collection. This event is not to be missed and hats are encouraged!

MAP 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. 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!

Southwest Chamber Players Gala 25th Anniversary Concerts

Southwest Chamber Players

Southwest Chamber Players Gala 25th Anniversary Concerts

The Southwest Chamber Players announce their triumphant return to the concert stage of Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church with a pair of concerts Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2:30 p.m.. Following a two-year hiatus caused by the scourge of the coronavirus pandemic, this happy occasion will mark the amateur organization’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Founded in March 1997, the Players’ history has paralleled the growth and development of our Southwest neighborhood by mounting nearly two hundred concert programs.

These two (different) programs will feature works of the great masters Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Poulenc, Shostakovich, and others. The performers will include Southwesters Gwyn Jones, flute and her pianist Rosanne Conway; Caleb Johnson, violin and viola; and Joyce Bouvier. They’ll be augmented by longtime favorites Julia Goudimova, cello; Nancy Genovese and Harold Yaffe, clarinet; Dilyana Kirova, bassoon; Marje Palmieri, soprano, and Stephen Brown and David Ehrlich, piano. And cameos from the D.C. Public Library’s Brown Bag series’ Vasily Popov, cello, and Ralitza Patcheva, piano. A few newcomers will add sparkle: Mayron Tsong, piano; Paul Blanchard, tenor; U.S. military band members Luke Wedge, violin, and Hrant Parsamian, cello; and the Mtingo clarinet quartet.

To observe certain precautions, all attendees need to be vaccinated. Capacity will be limited to 75 people, and social distancing will be required.

The Friday night concert will be available to view online via a livestream. Click below to access.

MAP 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. 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!

The Reveal Project

TATRAS INTERNATIONAL

The Reveal Project

The Reveal Project from Tatras International was designed to create a bridge between traditional Japanese history and its current culture.
The focus of this collection is to express the remarkable craftsmanship and detail behind each Kimono design.

MAP 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. 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!

Celebration Show

AN ODE TO DC IN SPRINGTIME

CELEBRATION SHOW PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC

Pop the popcorn and gather with the family to watch this hour-long television extravaganza celebrating the sights and sounds of DC in springtime.

The Celebration Show will premier online on Gather by Events DC (gatherthedistrict.com.com/cherry-blossoms-celebration) on Friday, April 9 at 8 PM; locally on WJLA-TV (ABC7) on Saturday, April 10 at 12 Noon or on ABC7 WJLA 24/7 News on April 11 at 10:30 AM EDT; and syndicated nationally throughout April, May, and June (check local listings).

CO-HOSTS

Drew Barrymore
Alison Starling

SEGMENT HOSTS

Kristi Yamaguchi
Michelle Marsh

PERFORMERS

Amy Grant
LeAnn Rimes
CeCe Winans
Norm Lewis
Lindsey Stirling
Samantha Diaz

THE NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL CELEBRATION SHOW PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC AIRS NATIONALLY IN APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE 2021.

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Celebration Show

AN ODE TO DC IN SPRINGTIME

CELEBRATION SHOW REVISITED

Pop the popcorn and gather with the family to watch this hour-long television extravaganza celebrating the sights and sounds of DC in springtime.

The Celebration Show will premier online on Gather by Events DC (gatherthedistrict.com.com/cherry-blossoms-celebration) on Friday, April 9 at 8 PM; locally on WJLA-TV (ABC7) on Saturday, April 10 at 12 Noon or on ABC7 WJLA 24/7 News on April 11 at 10:30 AM EDT; and syndicated nationally throughout April, May, and June (check local listings).

CO-HOSTS

Drew Barrymore
Alison Starling

SEGMENT HOSTS

Kristi Yamaguchi
Michelle Marsh

PERFORMERS

Amy Grant
LeAnn Rimes
CeCe Winans
Norm Lewis
Lindsey Stirling
Samantha Diaz

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Look & Listen: Japanese Art and Music

Freer and Sackler, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art PRESENTS

Look & Listen: Japanese Art and Music

Explore traditional Japanese views of nature and the seasons through the music of the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and beautiful paintings and woodblock prints from the museum’s collections. Event Link.

(Artist) Hokushu

Sakura Sundays

SAKURA SUNDAY

Sakura Sunday at National Harbor will feature a wide array of free cultural activities including Japanese inspired art creation, culinary classes, in person or virtual, and much more to be announced.

More to come soon!

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Petalpalooza

OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA

Celebrate spring at Petalpalooza presented by Chase for a full day of live music and engaging activities!

This day-long all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations through the Petalpalooza Art Walk, a cashless beverage garden, family-friendly hands-on activities, roaming DC sports mascots and entertainers, and more, all along the banks of the Anacostia River. The evening is capped by the dazzling choreographed Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show set to music starting at 8:30 PM.

This event is FREE and fun for all ages.

Read on for the 2022 Petalpalooza full schedule, and check out the 2022 Petalpalooza digital map for a sneak peak of what you will see in  2023!

Times and activities subject to change. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PETALPALOOZA

Stop by the following restaurants for special bites that you can purchase on the go while enjoying Petalpalooza! Big thanks to all our participating restaurants, particularly our Cherry Picks restaurants who showcased spring-themed dishes all throughout the Festival. Click the links below to order ahead! Please note grab’n’go items may not include the entire menu.

Information/Welcome Tent 

Photo Backdrop and Giveaways 
DC Metro 

Music & Large Yard Games 
HOT 99.5, DC’s #1 Hit Music Station 

Boxing Remixed 
BOOMBOX Boxing 
30-minute music-driven cardio and resistance workouts 

Capital Bikeshare 
Learn about Capital Bikeshare and become a member! 

Metro Transit Police Department 
Stop by for safety tips and to learn more about community events 

Onsite COVID Vaccines 
DC Department of Health 

Paint by Number Giant Cherry Blossom Sculpture 
with 2022 Official Artist Lea Craigie Marshall 
Sponsored by Orange Barrel Media 

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Cart

Crush Funk Brass Band at Tingey Square

Iced coffee samples provided by the Dunkin’ Cruiser at Tingey Square

#1 Dragonfly Wishes by Tracie Griffith-Tso 
Sponsored by Hilton

#2 Blossom Gazebo by 2022 Official Artist Lea Craigie-Marshall

at Tingey Square:
#3 Refresh, Renew, Rebloom Giant Cherry Blossom Sculpture by Art Recovery Technology Home of Prism Specialties 
Artists: Melissa Ragos, Maria Luz Roa, Natalie Cox, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Darrah Wills 
Sponsored by the Embassy of Japan 

Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Merchandise  

DC Water Quench Buggy 

Writopia Poem Tree 
at Steadfast Supply 

Ice Cream Jubilee Ice Cream Cart 

First Aid 

Information 

#4 Student Art Showcase by Eight Student Artists 
On display in the Steadfast Supply storefront window

#5 Petalpalooza Art Maze: The Art of Daniel Wall 
Sponsored by Park West Gallery 

#9 Blossoming Spring Wear by Wendy Sittner 

DC Fireboat Water Salutes

2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM

Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show 

8:30 – 8:45 PM

Anacostia Riverkeeper Boat Tours 
Provided by Capitol Riverfront BID 
Visit the tent to sign up for free hour-long boat tours running hourly from 2-6 PM.   

Chase Lounge 
Presented by Chase 

DC Water Station 

Shilling Canning Company: Oysters and deviled eggs 

Shake Shack: Lemonade and custard 

Kilwins: Sweet treats

Beverage Garden 
Featuring Kirin, Tequila Hornitas Seltzer, and District Winery 
Ages 21+, ID required — cashless purchase only. Alcoholic beverages $7 each, bottled water $1.

CHASE MAIN STAGE

1 – 2 PM
JWX: The Jarreau Williams Experience 

3 – 4 PM
Back to Yours 

4:15 – 4:30 PM
Mars Better Cities for Pets™ Certification Recognition

5 – 6 PM
Jordy Searcy 

7 – 8 PM
Juice 

8:30 – 8:45 PM
The Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show is choregraphed to music that will play from the stage.
 
 

#6 Swing into Spring Sponsored by Chase 

#7 The Art of Daniel Wall: Yards Park Bridge 
Sponsored by Park West Gallery 

LaCroix Sparkling Water

Jarabe Gourmet Pops 

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS
Presented by Mars Petcare 

Arts & Crafts 
Sponsored by OutFront Media 

Balloon Artist, Photo Backdrop, and Giveaways 
Sponsored by City Cruises 

Fluffness Cotton Candy 

Juggling & Balancing  
Trapeze School New York – Washington, DC

MARS ARTS D.C. PERFORMANCE STAGE AND DANCE FLOOR

Presented by Mars Arts D.C. in partnership with Washington Performing Arts 
1 – 2 PM
Visual Art – Painting by Khalid Thompson and DJ Miss H.E.R.
 
2 – 3 PM
Dance – Beat Ya Feet by Crazy Legz
 
4 – 5 PM
Vocal performance by Karin Paludan
 
5:30 – 5:40 PM
Wizards Dancers and Wizdom Dancers
6 – 7 PM
Human Beatbox by Christylez Bacon
 

With performances by the Trapeze School New York – Washington, DC throughout the day

8:30 – 8:45 PM
The Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show is choregraphed to music that will play from the stage.

 

#8 Hana Ikada by Elizabeth Ashe 

Live Art by Samantha Testa 
Sponsored by NBC4 

Paddle Boat Rentals 
Boating in DC 
Weather permitting 

Raptor Presentation 
Earth Conservation Corps 
Meet the Education Ambassadors (birds of prey) and learn how meaningful these furry creatures are in our everyday lives and how you can be more involved in conservation. 

Children’s Gardening Activity 
Phase Family Learning Center 

T-shirt Crafting + Education 
Metropolitan Police Department Harbor Patrol 

Sodas and Prizes 
Silver Diner 
Spin the wheel to win a prize and enter for a chance to win $500 Silver Diner gift card 

WorldStrides Summer Programs 
Travel and career exploration options including STEM, business, and law for students from elementary through college.  

Portable Restrooms 
+ADA Accessible (1)

 

#10 Emergence: The Cherry Blossom Runway by Alexander Moon 

Transforms into the Chase Acoustic Stage for Petalpalooza

1:15 – 2:15 PM
Joe Downer 

3:15 – 4:15 PM
Like Water and The Fam 

5:15 – 6:15 PM
Andrew Savoia & Fordson Labs 

7:15 – 8:15 PM
Wild Whispers

8:30 – 8:45 PM
The Official National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show is choregraphed to music that will play from the stage.

Lost and Found 

Please bring items to an information tent.  

Lost Child 

Please escort lost children to an information tent where staff can assist with reunification. 

Fireworks Viewing 

The fireworks display may be viewed from all locations throughout the event. The best views are from Yards Park, the Great Lawn, the boardwalk, and Diamond Teague Park (Zones 3, 4, and 5). The fireworks can also be seen from Anacostia Park across the river. 

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Art bloomed in 2022 with the Petalpalooza Art Walk, a series of immersive, ‘Instagrammable’ art installations that residents and visitors enjoyed 24/7 from April 4 – 17 throughout the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, leading up to Petalpalooza on April 16. Subscribe to our newsletter for insider details on the 2023 Art in Bloom! 

Health and Safety

In order to ensure Petalpalooza is a fun and safe experience for all attendees, the National Cherry Blossom Festival adheres to local and federal health requirements. Please note that this information is subject to change as the Festival continues to monitor health and safety guidelines.

In compliance with the most recent National Park Service guidelines at the time, masking was not required at  Petalpalooza. Attendees were encouraged to wear masks when social distancing was not possible.  

The health and safety guidelines for  2023 are yet to be determined. We recommend that all eligible attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations.

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Metro train travel is strongly recommended to Petalpalooza for April 16, 2022.
View road closures on our interactive digital map.

GETTING TO PETALPALOOZA

Metro is “the best way to experience the Festival” with multiple ways to get to event. For maps, schedules and fees, please visit wmata.com

METRO DESTINATION: 

ALL DAY: Navy Yard-Ballpark station is recommended for avoiding road closures in the areas surrounding Capitol Riverfront at The Yards including 3rd, 4th, 5th and Water Street after 10 AM on April 16.

Navy Yard-Ballpark station (Green line): Be sure to pick up your National Cherry Blossom Festival SmarTrip Card, available now at this station and L’Enfant Plaza station through the duration of the Festival! We suggest taking the Department of Transportation exit at the Navy Yard station.

Walking Directions to Capitol Riverfront from Navy Yard-Ballpark metro

Spectators should utilize the DC Circulator’s Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza route for access to the Yards. The closest stops are located along D Street/ 7th Street SW. Rides cost just $1 and buses arrive every 10 minutes. Riders are encouraged to check DCCirculator.com for real-time service updates, as the traditional route may experience some detours due to road closures.

Multiple Capital Bikeshare stations are conveniently located near Capitol Riverfront at The Yards.

Spectators could utilize the docks along 3rd & M St SE or 4th & M St SE. To view more options, check out the ‘Getting to Petalpalooza’ layer on our map.

For a complete list of stations, visit CapitalBikeshare.com.

For a complete list of information, food options, performances, activities and art installations at the event,
view the Petalpalooza map

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Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

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

MAP 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. 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!

Blossom Kite Festival

KITE FLYING FUN!

BLOSSOM KITE FESTIVAl

Rediscover the joy of kite flying back on the Washington Monument grounds, at featured parks, and at home ! The Blossom Kite Festival is a long-standing DC tradition encouraging attendees of all ages to fly kites among the cherry blossom trees. The iconic outdoor event is fun, free, and open to the public. The 2022 Blossom Kite Festival featured both virtual and in-person options so that you could fly your kite from your favorite neighborhood park or anywhere across the globe. We were thrilled to have so many people join us in flying a kite! Details for the 2023 Blossom Kite Festival are yet to be determined. 

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WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Choose a location to fly your kite 
    • Washington Monument Grounds
    • Featured Parks around the Washington, DC area 
    • Virtually: learn how to make and fly kites with the below virtual workshops 
  • Explore Featured Parks:
    In 2022, we spread the Blossom Kite Festival love all across the DMV! See below for the 2022 Featured Park locations which hosted kite programming. For insider information on Blossom Kite Festival and Featured Parks, sign up for our newsletter!

Kite Flying Workshops

Kite Flying Crossword

History of Kite Flying Crossword Puzzle

Learn about the history of kite flying from the American Kitefliers Association. Then test your new knowledge with this crossword puzzle!

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Coloring Page of Blossom Kite Festival

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Reminisce on flying kites together on the grounds of the Washington Monument by coloring this scene from Blossom Kite Festival.

the official National Cherry Blossom Festival kite

2022 Official Kite is available for purchase on our NCBF online gift shop! 

Make sure to sign up for email updates to be the first to know about the 2023 kite.

#BlossomKiteFestival

Health and Safety

The 2022 Blossom Kite Festival complied with the most recent National Park Service guidelines. Masking was not required for Tidal Basin and Blossom Kite Festival due to low community transmission of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia. We  recommended that all eligible attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations. For more details, please visit National Park Service Public Health UpdateThe guidelines for 2023 are yet to be determined. 

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Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

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

Opening Ceremony

START THE FESTIVAL SEASON WITH US!

OPENING CEREMONY

CO-PRESENTED WITH THE JAPAN FOUNDATION

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature Opening Ceremony is an artistic celebration of the 1912 gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C., and an annual tribute to the longstanding friendship between Japan and the United States. This unique, one-time-only performance will feature special performances from acclaimed artists with ties to both countries.

Watch the 2022 Opening Ceremony livestream below and please subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great Festival content!

Want to know who will be performing at the 2023 Opening Ceremony? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to find out! 

a SNEAK PEAK OF PAST PERFORMANCES!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The guidelines for 2022 are listed below, 2023 is yet to be determined. The show will be livestreamed on the Festival YouTube Channel.

HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

 
  • All fans must provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 72 hours of the event, or proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days past final vaccination shot).
  • Negative COVID-19 tests, taken within 72 hours of the event, are required for guests from ages 3 to 12. Fans 2 & Under do not require testing.  
  • Live Nation will accept all FDA allowed COVID-19 PCR, Antigen, or Molecular Tests, that is date and time stamped, within 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required at all times, except when actively eating and drinking.
  • Bag Policy: The venue will only allow clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC tote bags no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and/or small clutch bags (4.5″x 6.5″)

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Supporting Sponsor

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Media Partner

Washington Post

Supporter

Embassy Of Japan

Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

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

Pink Tie Dinner Party

CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF THE BLOSSOMS

PINK TIE DINNER PARTY

The yearly Pink Tie Dinner party encourages everyone to Don their finest pink attire. This past spring, guests experienced an evening of culinary delights crafted by TCMA Executive Chef Houman Gohary.

The 2022 Pink Tie Dinner Party exclusive evening included: 

  • A sushi and sake tasting reception;
  • Curated cocktails crafted by House of Suntory and delightful mocktails through an exclusive XR Bar experience created by ARTECHOUSE DC;
  • A seated three course culinary journey with suggested wine pairings;
  • Dazzling entertainment sponsored by BetMGM, including an after-party performance by Funsho of The Voice and his band F.A.M.; and
  • Delightful spring-inspired cuisine offered by local restaurants

Attendees also received a ride credit for $15 off two rides with Alto to arrive at the event in style and safely go home at the end of the night! Alto is the new standard for rideshare providing consistent and thoughtful amenities that offer special touches and personalization for each rider.

Click here to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to receive insider details on the 2023 Pink Tie Dinner Party!

Recap of the 2022 Pink Tie Dinner Party ! 

While the Festival was thrilled to return to in-person events, health and safety remained the highest priority to ensure an enjoyable experience for all attendees. With that in mind, the Pink Tie Dinner Party was a  largely seated affair for 400 attendees. Reception areas allowed for distancing and tables that usually seat 10 people sat eight for adequate spacing and comfort. All attendees were required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event and wear a mask indoors while not actively eating or drinking.

2022 Pink Tie Dinner Party Program

6:30 PM An Hour in Bloom

7:45 PM Remarks

8 PM An Epicurean Fete

9 PM A Festive Finale 

The Pink Tie you know and love returns in 2023!

Attendees are invited to don their finest pink attire to revel together and toast the spring season. The exclusive gala atmosphere with incredible food and fabulous fashion will also include a silent auction and festive entertainment. As in years past, all proceeds still support keeping most National Cherry Blossom Festival events free and open to the public.

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Check out these photos from previous Pink Tie Parties!

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Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

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

Restaurants


Explore this map and restaurant menus below for your evening!

Click on a restaurant to explore the menu

Grace’s Mandarin*
All Set Restaurant & Bar
The Daily Dish
The Dish & Dram

Click here to get your tickets

*Offers Sake Tasting Experience, must select Dinner with Sake Tasting Experience during registration.

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Tidal Basin Welcome Area & ANA Stage

Tidal basin welcome area & ANA stage

CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Tidal Basin Welcome Area
& ANA Stage

Hosted With The National Park Service

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Witness peak bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC while also experiencing entertainment that represents Japanese, American and other cultures!

Live performances among the blossoms at the Tidal Basin celebrate the longstanding friendship between the U.S. and Japan with a dynamic, cross-cultural mix of American, Japanese, and other performing arts.

  • Performance will be featured on the stage from 12 PM – 6 PM during Peak Bloom, rain or shine.
  • Welcome Area is open 10 AM – 6 PM in addition to the performance times.
  • Exact dates TBD based on peak bloom period
  • All dates and hours are subject to change

Watch the blossoms real time

2022 TIDAL BASIN RECAP

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MAP 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. 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!

Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

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

Image of DJ with angel wings on stage with large cherry blossoms in the background.

Cherry Night

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.

Sign up for the Festival’s emails for the latest updates on participating Cherry Night venues in 2023! 

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.

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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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MAP 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. 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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Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

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. ​