Monday, March 20 — Sunday, April 15, 2018 — Festival
Thursday, March 15: Pink Tie Party
Saturday, March 24: Opening Ceremony at the Warner Theatre
Saturday, March 24 – Sunday, April 8: Tidal Basin Welcome & ANA Performance Stage
Saturday, March 24: SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration by Smithsonian Museum
Saturday, March 31: Blossom Kite Festival on the Washington Monument grounds
Saturday, April 14: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC
Sunday, April 15: Anacostia River Festival produced by the 11th Street Bridge Park
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission of The Embassy of Japan, sponsors, and stakeholders gathered on November 16, 2017 for a preview of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 15). Speakers at the Launch, presented by Guest Services, Inc., announced new and expanded programming that will incorporate elements of art, music, and play.
The Festival also unveiled the 2018 official artwork, which was created by Maggie O’Neill. Maggie is a DC-based artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur best known for her pop impressionistic paintings of iconic Washington, DC landmarks and people. Read more about Maggie here and get a behind-the-studio look at how she created the piece. The one-of-a-kind artwork is an annual collector’s item, and is available for order today!
Events are primarily free and open to the public. Ticketed events and more info are included here: averagesocialite.com/2017/11/2018-national-cherry-blossom-festival-dc.html
This event is posted by Average Socialite for information purposes only. All ticket/event/time/date/location info should be confirmed with The Cherry Blossom Festival.