Janaury 27, 2023 – 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival Needs Volunteers to Pull Off the Season’s Biggest Welcome Party

Media Contact:Cyndi Sutton

National Cherry Blossom Festival




2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival Needs Volunteers to Pull Off the Season’s Biggest Welcome Party

Washington, D.C. [January 26, 2023] — The first day of spring is less than two months away and shifts are now open to experience spring’s biggest welcome party, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, behind the scenes as a volunteer from March 20-April 16.

“I volunteer because, as an eighth-generation Washingtonian, I feel like it’s long overdue,” said Neema Dawson, a first-time volunteer for the Festival in 2022. “I’ve always wanted to do it and I want my kids to be able to see that I’m participating in a local, very important cultural event.”

WHO: The National Cherry Blossom Festival is inviting friendly, cooperative, and reliable volunteers of all ages to join their 2023 Festival Volunteer Program. Individuals, local businesses with community service programs, and community service groups are encouraged to volunteer. General knowledge about Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area is helpful but not necessary.

WHAT: Volunteers assist the National Cherry Blossom Festival team in a variety of exciting roles, including:

  • Balloon handlers for the televised National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® (Ages 16+only)
  • “Kite Cops” to enforce safe kite-flying at the Blossom Kite Festival
  • “Behind-the-scenes” logistics roles at Petalpalooza®
  • Event set-up and breakdown, site maintenance, engaging visitors at the information tent at the Tidal Basin and signature events, and more

WHEN: The 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from Monday, March 20 through Sunday, April 16.

SIGN UP NOW: Begin the process today by viewing specific opportunities and signing up online: https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/volunteers/.For additional information and any group volunteer inquiries, email volunteer@ncbfdc.org.

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About the National Cherry Blossom Festival 

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. The 2023 Festival, March 20-April 16, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Leadership Circle Sponsors for the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival are Events DC and Amazon. Add the 2023 Festival dates and signature event dates to your calendar, and visit NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information. Get the latest updates via email, and be sure to follow the Festival on Facebook (@CherryBlossomFestival), Instagram (@CherryBlossFest), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest) and YouTube (@CherryBlossFest).