2022 FESTIVAL
MARCH 20 - APRIL 17

GET INVOLVED - PETAL PORCH PARADE

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WHAT IS PETAL PORCH PARADE?

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has always been the nation’s greatest springtime celebration! Since we cannot gather together this year, we are inviting residents of the DMV region to unleash their creativity and celebrate their cherry blossom spirit by decorating their porches, yards, or windows. Help us spread joy to your neighbors and connect communities across the region!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all registered Petal Porches, so you can plan a walk, bike, or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration of spring.

The Petal Porch Parade will take place from March 20 until April 11. Decorate through the Festival, but register by March 15 to receive a complimentary yard sign. On the weekend of April 10-11, a Petal Procession will drive through select Petal Porch Parade neighborhoods in and around DC. Get your neighbors to register and join in the springtime celebration to increase your chances of having the Petal Procession cruise through your neighborhood!

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Click here to view Petal Porch Parade rules and regulations.

STEP ONE

REGISTER

  • Registration is FREE!
  • Be creative and have fun naming and describing your display.
  • You will be added to our official Petal Porch Parade Map.
  • All registered participants will receive a downloadable sign to print and include in their display.
  • Register by March 15th to receive a complimentary Petal Porch Parade lawn sign while supplies last (for DC area residents only).
  • The more registered Petal Porches in your neighborhood, the better your chances are for having the Petal Procession cruise by, so get your neighbors to register and decorate too!
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STEP TWO

DECORATE

  • Don’t have a porch? No problem! Feel free to decorate your yard, sidewalk, window, or something else visible from the street or sidewalk.
  • Petal Porches should be fully decorated through Sunday, April 11.
  • Bring the celebration of spring to your neighborhood by decorating in the theme of cherry blossoms, pink, or springtime.
  • Choose one of our themes as inspiration, or go wild with your own ideas. The point of decorating is to unleash your creativity and inspire joy for your friends and neighbors.
  • Think of how you decorate for other holidays or what brings you joy when walking around your neighborhood. There’s no right or wrong way to decorate for the Petal Porch Parade, as long as you’re being inclusive and joyful.
  • Porches must be appropriate for a family-friendly audience.

NEED MORE INSPIRATION?

Check out these how-to videos from local artists for ideas on how to decorate your porch, yard, and window!

How to Make Paper Flowers

Created by Revery Paper Flora

How to Make a Cherry Blossom Branch

Created by Beth Baldwin

How to Make Cherry Blossoms from Plastic Bottles

Created by Beth Baldwin

How to Make Cherry Blossom Tissue Paper Stained Glass

Created by Carolyn Sewell

THANKS FOR GETTING INVOLVED IN THE PETAL PORCH PARADE

Next, visit the Petal Porch Parade event page for the map of participating locations and see for yourself how others have decorated, and the Petal Processions event page for additional information.

PETAL PORCH PARADE AND PETAL PROCESSIONS

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SUPPORTED IN PART BY

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