LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD COMMUNITY SPIRIT
We’re dedicated to building community spirit in the metro Washington and surrounding Tidal Basin areas through initiatives that beautify our neighborhoods, involve and educate our youth, and highlight the best the area has to offer.
PERFORMANCE & VISUAL ARTS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSICAL PERFORMERS & VISUAL ARTISTS
Check out the different ways you can get involved with the Festival through performing and visual arts.
Sing Into Spring
Learn more about the Sing into Spring vocal competition, open to all residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Perform at the Festival
The Festival has several key events that showcase performing arts of different genres.
Participate in the Parade
Learn more about opportunities to participate in the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC!
City in Bloom
Take part in the City in Bloom visual campaign!
Retail Window Competition
The Retail Window Competition celebrates what makes local retail great by highlighting the creativity of the stores and encouraging Washingtonians to check out these over the top displays.
Student Art Contest
Submissions will be showcased in a Community Art Show at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery!
AMBASSADOR AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Learn more about the many opportunities to get involved with the Festival as a Goodwill Ambassador or Volunteer.
Each year we select a group of young adults to be actively engaged in the Festival as part our Goodwill Ambassadors program, one of our most highly regarded and signature programs.
We’re looking for friendly, cooperative, and reliable volunteers to help in a variety of ways with Festival set-up, execution, and breakdown; attendee interaction; and site maintenance and clean-up and more.
NEIGHBORHOOD TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
Since 2002, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has been committed to further enhancing the natural beauty of Washington, DC and the surrounding Tidal Basin region by planting hundreds of new cherry trees in neighborhoods across the region.
Annually, the Neighborhood Tree Planting Program collaborates with schools, civic groups, and community associations in partnership with Casey Trees to plant new trees and educate groups about tree care and maintenance. Contact Carol Herwig to learn more about this program.
ENDOW A CHERRY TREE CAMPAIGN
You can help keep the beloved cherry trees blooming each year!
The Trust for the National Mall and the National Cherry Blossom Festival are working together to raise funds to care and maintain the iconic cherry trees. Join this one-time opportunity to endow all 3,800 trees on the National Mall by making a pledge to give, or raise, $1,000 per tree to grow the Cherry Tree Endowment. You can make an individual gift, start or join a crowd-funding team and receive recognition for your support. For more information, please visit www.nationalmall.org/cherrytrees.
Your support is vital to protecting the cherished cultural symbol on the National Mall. Join the campaign today!
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