March 20 – April 13, 2019

NCBF Cherry Blossoms NCBF Cherry Blossoms

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2018 Festival, March 20 – April 15, includes four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.

The 2018 Festival commemorates the 106th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Find Festival press releases below. Click here for the latest updates, and here for a full list of Festival events.

Press Releases

01. About the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival

02. Top Tips

03. Events DC Partners with Festival

05. Pink Tie Party

06. Opening Ceremony

07. Blossom Kite Festival

08. Cherry Picks

09. Petalpalooza

10. City in Bloom

11. Parade

12. Blossom Bash

12. Mars Petcare Pet Amenities

13. Performance Stage

14. Mars Petcare Pet Amenities

15. 2018 Host Sponsors

16. Quintet Press Release

17. FestivALE with Old Ox Brewery

18. Tennis Tournament

19. Official Artwork

20. Merchandise

21. Goodwill Ambassadors

22. Call for Volunteers



Festival Sponsors

Festival Sponsors
Festival Sponsors

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Festival Merchandise

Festival Merchandise
Festival Merchandise

Nora Strumpf
P: 202.638.8374
E: nstrumpf@ncbfdc.org