2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival, DC

Simon Bull - Official Artist of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival | Photo: Steph Choi for Average Socialite

When: Wednesday, March 20 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Signature Events
Friday, March 22: Pink Tie Party Presented by ANA (early-bird tickets available Nov. 5)
Saturday, April 6: Petalpalooza
* Dates TBD: Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage

Premier Events
Saturday, March 23: SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Saturday, April 13: Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
Saturday, April 14: Anacostia River Festival produced by the 11th Street Bridge Park
TBD: Blossom Bash Concert at the Anthem

New Events in 2019!
Wednesday, April 13: Blossoms & Baseball with the Washington Nationals

Hot Spot: Washington, DC

Event Highlights:

The Pink Tie Party is an event not to be missed as more than 800 influencers and trendsetters come together for one of the most buzz-worthy events of spring. Proceeds benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and education initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.

Pink Tie Party | Courtesy of NCBF
Saturday, April 6: Petalpalooza
Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza will include interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, live music, a beer garden, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more! 

Petalpalooza | Courtesy of NCBF

You’ve heard it here first – tickets for grandstand seating at the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC are now available! Join thousands of spectators on April 13, 2019, as exciting entertainers, elaborate floats, gigantic helium balloons, and more head down iconic Constitution Avenue in a grand celebration of spring in Washington, DC.

Grandstand tickets ensure the best views of all the performances from the comfort of your own seat. A limited quantity of Grandstand tickets for the telecast area (sections 1 - 26) are also available. Be sure to purchase your ticket before they sell out.

Bringing a group of 10 or more to Washington, DC this spring? Group tickets available here.

Hint For The Average Socialite: For a schedule of events click here! Events are primarily free and open to the public. Ticketed events are included here!

- Enter the #TravelBlossomsHere giveaway here to win tickets to Japan! For every 100 entries they receive, ANA will donate a cherry blossom tree to be planted in the community. The winner will be announced by 4/19/2019.

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