The Cherry Blossoms, Mostly at a Distance

March 4, 2021

We can all breathe a sigh of relief that the National Cherry Blossom Festival will return this spring, running from Saturday, March 20, through Sunday, April 11.

Park Service: Cherry Blossoms to Peak March 27

March 4, 2020

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, which encompasses dozens of events, will kick off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, March 21, and continue through Easter Sunday, April 12.

Festival Concludes with the National Cherry Blossom Parade (photos)

April 15, 2019

Gray skies gave way to sunshine and warmth just in time as the District’s celebration of Spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, concluded on Saturday, April 13, as marching bands, […]

Weekend Round Up April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

This weekend: the Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks at Freedom Plaza and a William Shakespeare birthday bash at the Folger.

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting in D.C. (photos)

April 8, 2019

Given in 1954 by the governor of Tokyo, the lantern is the oldest freestanding man-made stone structure in Washington that is not in a museum.

Weekend Round Up April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

“Petalpalooza” puts a cherry on top with Saturday-night fireworks on the Southwest waterfront. Also that night, the American University Museum opens its spring exhibitions.

Flying High at D.C.’s Blossom Kite Festival (photos)

April 1, 2019

At the March 30 event, professionals and novices alike could show off their kite-flying skills through a variety of competitions and demonstrations.

Music, Juggling at Cherry Blossom Festival Kickoff (photos)

March 25, 2019

The cast members of the show “‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ The Super Live,” based on one of the most popular manga (Japanese graphic novels) of all time, made their North American debut.

Weekend Round Up March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

During the first big weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival: the Pink Tie Party, a Georgetown cupcake tour and art and music inspired by “The Tale of Genji.”

Downtowner DC April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

Petalpalooza Premieres at the Wharf Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza made its debut April 1 as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The celebration at […]