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