National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 20-April 12, 2020. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC, and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.Today’s Festival now spans four weeks and welcomes more than 1.5 million people to enjoy diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.

Fri. Mar 20NCBF: Pink Tie Party
Sat. Mar 21NCBF: Opening Ceremony
Tue. Mar 24NCBF: Student Art Contest Opening Reception
Mar. 24 – Apr. 10NCBF: Student Art Contest & Community Art Show
Sat. Mar 28NCBF: Blossom Kite Festival
Sat. Apr 4NCBF: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®
Sat. Apr 4NCBF: Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival
Sat. Apr 11NCBF: Petalpalooza
Sat. Apr 18NCBF: Oxon Run Pink-Nic


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