PETS AND THE FESTIVAL
The Festival is pet ready
THE FESTIVAL IS PET-FRIENDLY AGAIN IN 2023!
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is teaming up once again with Mars Petcare and the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program to help pets be healthy, happy, and safe at the festival.
Pets are welcome at select festival events, with pet amenities available onsite, exclusive giveaways, and helpful resources for pet parents. Our goal is to create a positive experience for pets and people throughout the festival!
Paws & Petals Yappy Hours
Grab your furry friend and celebrate Spring with metrobar’s Cherry Blossom Yappy Hour in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival on April 7 from 6 – 9 PM! Get your paws on some Doggie Beer, puppuccinos, treats, toys, belly rubs, and more!
Join the National Cherry Blossom Festival for the Paws & Petals Yappy Hour at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center on March 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST! Wrap up your work week with your friend and enjoy food, drinks & pet-friendly activities.
Yappy Hour at Dacha Navy Yard! Bring your pups and buds and enjoy our gorgeous setting next to the Anacostia River while indulging in your favorite brews and cocktails at Happy Hour prices!
Paws on the Go
Paws & Petals Spring 2022 Events
April 14, 2022, 6 – 9 PM
1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Paws & Petals Yappy Hour at La Cosecha brought together pet owners and their four-legged friends for an evening of music, food from various Union Market and La Cosecha vendors, and fun. Located at Neal Place @ La Cosheca and open to EDENS property residents, the Yappy Hour provided drinks for purchase at Spritz, the outdoor trailer bar whose menu is comprised of Latin-inspired Sparkling Cocktails, Sparkling Wines by the glass and bottle, plus Local Ciders and Beers, and a DJ to create an inviting and fun evening event for all pet-owners.
April 14, 2022, 5 – 8 PM
640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Paws & Petals Yappy Hour at metrobar brought together local residents and their four-legged friends for an evening of music, food, and pet-friendly activities. The Yappy Hour provided drinks and food for purchase and a pet-friendly art activity to create an inviting and fun evening event for all pet-owners.
April 14, 2022, 5 – 8 PM
50 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Paws & Petals Yappy Hour at Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol – Navy Yard brought together Capitol Riverfront residents and their four-legged friends for an evening of drinks and relaxation on the rooftop terrace. The Yappy Hour had both complimentary offerings and drinks for purchase.
April 2, 2022, 10 – 11AM
All paws on deck! Pet owners joined us for a dog-friendly sightseeing cruise around Alexandria and National Harbor this cherry blossom season.
- The best views of the cherry blossoms from the water
- Fur-friendly accommodations for you and your four-legged friend
- Dogs ride free
Board: 9:45 am | Cruise: 10:00 am – 10:45am
Departure Location: Alexandria City Marina:105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
GETTING YOUR PET FESTIVAL READY
We want everyone to feel comfortable bringing their pets to the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Below are a few things to keep in mind before you enjoy the blossoms with your furry friend.
Know your pet.
Pets that are well-behaved and comfortable in noisy, crowded places do best since the festival draws thousands of people each day.
Use a leash to protect your pet, their surroundings, and those you meet along the way.
Keep it clean.
Please be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your pet.
Take frequent water and shade breaks to avoid overheating.
Watch your pet closely around people, kids, and other pets.
Watch the weather.
If there’s inclement weather in the forecast, plan ahead for yourself and your pet.
Pet comfort stations will be available at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area, Blossom Kite Festival, and Petalpalooza. Sign up for our emails for the latest pet-friendly updates!