March 20 – April 11 | Cherry Blossom Festival

by Amanda Fung

Photo courtesy of National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Get your camera filters and best spring outfits ready because peak bloom is around the corner! Here are a few of our favorite events surrounding this much beloved annual event (for more details on all these events, visit

  • Pink-Tie Party: Revelers can look forward to a night of festivities surrounding all things pink. Guests will enjoy bites from local restaurants, an open bar and a silent auction. March 20, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 7 p.m.-11:00 p.m., tickets $225, hospitality packages available starting at $2,500.
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony: The event features musical and dance performances to celebrate the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. March 21, Warner Theater, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., tickets are free, premium tickets available with $15 donation.
  • Blossom Kite Festival: Grab a kite and don’t forget to look up as the sky gets dotted with thousands of kites against a backdrop of the capital’s historic landmarks. March 28, Grounds of the Washington Monument. Free.
  • Petalpalooza: This day-long celebration features live music and interactive art installations capped off with a fireworks display. April 11, The Wharf, 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Free.

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