Cherry Blossom Festival

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Tidal Basin ANA Stage, 1501 Maine, Washington, D.C.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival isn't just a celebration of the blossoms—it's a three-week-long cultural festival held all over the city. Get things started at the Pink Tie Party (March 20, 2020) — a fundraiser featuring cocktails (with accompanying attire), cuisine, live music and dancing. The Opening Ceremony (March 21, 2020), a free event held at the Warner Theatre, includes traditional and contemporary performances from American and Japanese artists. Other popular events include the Blossom Kite Festival (March 28, 2020), the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC (April 4, 2020) and Petalpalooza (April 11, 2020).