Friday, March 22: Pink Tie Party Presented by ANA (early-bird tickets available Nov. 5)
Saturday, March 23: Opening Ceremony at the Warner Theatre
Saturday, March 30: Blossom Kite Festival on the Washington Monument grounds
Saturday, April 6: Petalpalooza
Saturday, April 13: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC (Grandstand tickets are available now!)
* Dates TBD: Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage
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
- 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.
Hilton Guests to Experience National Cherry Blossom Festival Like Never Before
Guests who book the National Cherry Blossom Festival packages at 46 select Hilton properties in the area can unlock a Petal Pass, which includes specialty experiences to enhance their stay during the festival. These unique activities and offerings include:
A traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Washington Hilton
Wine & Paint Cherry Blossom Night at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
20% off merchandise at the festival’s official headquarters at Union Station
50% off the Cherry Blossom Breakfast Buffet at the Hilton Arlington Virginia
Specialty Japanese whisky tasting at the Capital Hilton
A National Cherry Blossom Festival kite at the Blossom Kite tent on March 30
Hilton Honors members will also have the chance to experience select exclusive offerings using their Honors points. Visit Experiences.HiltonHonors.com for more information on exclusive access to these experiences and many more. To enroll in Hilton Honors click here.
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Friday, March 22: Pink Tie Party Presented by ANA
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.
Must be 21 and over to attend.
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!
Saturday, April 13: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC
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.