Celebrate Spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C.

Every spring, Washington, D.C., transforms into a magical landscape of delicate pink blooms, marking the arrival of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. From March 20th to April 14th, 2024, this iconic event celebrates the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan, commemorated by the initial gift of cherry blossom trees in 1912.

Witnessing the Blossoms

You won’t want to miss the breathtaking cherry blossoms. Over 3,700 trees, primarily Yoshino cherry trees, erupt in a cascade of pink petals, creating a picture-perfect scene around the Tidal Basin and the National Mall. Take a stroll or rent a bike to roam beneath the blossoming canopy, capturing unforgettable moments.

Festival Activities for All Ages

The National Cherry Blossom Festival offers a vibrant calendar of events throughout its month. Here are a few highlights:

Blooming Kite Festival (March 30, 2024)

Witness a breathtaking display of hundreds of colorful kites taking flight against the backdrop of the blossoms at the Washington Monument grounds – a truly delightful spectacle, especially for families.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade (April 15, 2024)

Experience this grand parade boasting vibrant floats, marching bands, and cultural performances, snaking its way down Constitution Avenue.

Petalpalooza (April 6, 2024)

Immerse yourself in a lively street festival with live music, cultural entertainment, delicious food trucks, and local artisans showcasing their crafts.

Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival (April 13-14, 2024)

Experience a taste of Japan at this lively festival, featuring traditional music, dance performances, authentic Japanese cuisine, and a chance to learn about Japanese culture.

Exploring D.C. After Dark: A Special Experience

While the National Cherry Blossom Festival offers a bounty of daytime activities, consider experiencing the magic of the blossoms under the night sky. The illuminated monuments and memorials bathed in the soft glow of moonlight create a truly enchanting atmosphere.

A Unique Way to See D.C. at Night - Night Tour

While our regular day tours are on pause from March 20-29 due to the crowds, we offer unique Night Tours every evening during the National Cherry Blossom Festival while the sun sets. Climb aboard our comfortable, eco-friendly golf carts and embark on a guided journey under the starry sky. Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories about the monuments, memorials, and D.C.’s history. As you cruise by, enjoy breathtaking views of the blossoms illuminated against the night sky. There will be many opportunities to stop and take photos throughout the tour.

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Plan Your Unforgettable Cherry Blossom Experience

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a must-visit for anyone seeking a beautiful and culturally enriching experience. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a unique spring getaway, D.C. has something to offer everyone during this spectacular festival.

So, take advantage of your chance to be part of this iconic celebration! Book your stay early, as hotels tend to fill up quickly during this popular event.

Consider booking one of our popular Night Tours for an extra special touch to your D.C. adventure. Book your unforgettable night tour experience here!