COMMUNITY BLOSSOMS HERE
Check out all the great ways individuals, youth and businesses can get involved with the Festival.
For the Kids
Check out all the great ways the Festival promotes the beauty of nature and international friendship through volunteer and educational initiatives for kids and young adults.
Student Art Showcase
Learn more about our Student Art Showcase for students from DC public and charter schools, presented with DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative.
Get involved in a rewarding and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young adults as part of one of the Festival’s most highly regarded and signature programs.
From the Parade to the Tidal Basin Performance Stage – and more – the Festival welcomes performing artists of various genres to apply for opportunities to perform. When the Festival is able to present live events that include public performances, more information will be provided.
Festival volunteers are critical to support cultural experiences that are largely free and open to the public. If you are interested in volunteering with us for the upcoming Festival season, please provide your contact information to be put on our waiting list.
Annually, the Neighborhood Tree Planting Program collaborates with schools, civic groups, and community groups in partnership with Casey Trees to plant new trees and educate groups about tree care and maintenance.
City in Bloom
Participating businesses show off how they bloom during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. From pink lighting to blossom images, the whole city comes to life! Are you a business interested in participating? Click to learn more!
The Festival, in conjunction with RAMW, is proud to showcase the District’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene to attendees of the Festival. Restaurants are encouraged to enroll in the program to highlight an item for their menu.
SEE THE FESTIVAL IN ACTION IN OUR COMMUNITY
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is dedicated to building community spirit in DC’s neighborhoods and the surrounding region. The Festival includes initiatives, events, and programming that enhance life in our community.
Check out this page to see how the Festival goes beyond the Tidal Basin!