The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration in Washington, DC that celebrates the bloom of its many cherry blossom trees. A gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in 1912, the trees are a symbol of peaceful and friendly relations between the United States and Japan. Each year, the festival celebrates that symbolism by hosting a range of performing arts events that celebrate both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. There’s also a swanky fundraiser, a performance-filled opening ceremony, a fun and interactive kite festival, and much more. Learn more about the festival on our blog!
March 20 – April 13
Throughout Washington, DC