National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC’s most anticipated annual festival celebrates the arrival of spring. Visitors descend upon the nation’s capital city each year to admire the 3,000 plus trees, a gift from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912. In addition to touring the city’s iconic monuments and memorials against the backdrop of pink blossoms, visitors can enjoy four-weeks of celebratory events across the city including the Opening Ceremony, Blossom Kite Festival, annual parade, Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival, Petalpalooza, and the Pink Tie Fundraiser. Partner hotels and restaurants offer special offers, packages, and menu items. See our top five reasons for attending.