National Cherry Blossom Festival

"Parade with girls in red" ©2011 Ron Engle; All other photos by ©2011 Ron Blunt Photography.
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Country and Region United StatesWashington, D.C.
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Washington, D.C., USA
Festival Contact Information

NCBF Administration
1250 H Street, NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Festival Hotline: 877-442-5666
Fax: +01 202-661-7599

Festival Description

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington DC’s and the nation’s greatest springtime celebration offering 16 days of diverse programming that largely is free and open to the public. The programming includes community events, dance, music, with traditional and contemporary arts and culture, performances and more. Entertaining and engaging more than one million residents and visitors annually, the 2011 Festival celebrates the 99th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the citizens of the United States and Japan.

Festival Dates March 20 - April 14, 2013
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  • Events throughout Washington, DC and metro area.
  • Best viewing of cherry blossom trees at Tidal Basin


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