National Cherry Blossom Festival
March 20, 2024 - April 14, 2024
Location: Various locations throughout Washington DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival invites residents, visitors, and fans from across the globe to “step into spring” with a variety of celebrations across the city.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC, and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Today’s Festival now spans four weeks and welcomes more than 1.5 million people to enjoy diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.
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