Japanese Jazz Day

Japanese Jazz Day

A must-see Grand Finale to the Festival featuring leading Japanese Jazz musicians. The lineup includes 3 Grammy nominees, including pianist Makoto Ozone with the U.S. Army Blues, made possible with the support of the Onward brand, KASHIYAMA.

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Beyond the Studio Workshop with official National Cherry Blossom Festival artist Matt Long

Beyond the Studio Workshop with official National Cherry Blossom Festival artist Matt Long

Hear from professionals that work in the arts, then sharpen your own creative skills with a hands-on activity related to the speaker’s own expertise. Celebrate the Cherry Blossom season with a screen printing and ink demo workshop with Matt Long, the 2020 official artist of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

This program is presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Rooftop Rosé Party

Rooftop Rosé Party

Sip, swirl, and savor. Enjoy a variety of?District Winery wines, a decadent menu featuring some of our favorites, wine tastings, breathtaking florals and decor, and live entertainment.

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Cherry Blossom Night with the Washington Wizards

Cherry Blossom Night with the Washington Wizards

Celebrate the cherry blossom season with the Wizards and the National Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday, March 25 when we take on the Phoenix Suns!

Each ticket purchased through the link comes with a limited edition Wizards Cherry Blossom t-shirt.

In addition first 10,000 fans entering the arena will receive a Rui Hachimura Cherry Blossom inspired bobblehead!

Visit WashingtonWizards.com/Blossom to secure your ticket!

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2020 Official Artist Poster Signing at Macy’s Metro Center

2020 Official Artist Poster Signing at Macy's Metro Center

Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival at Macy’s Metro Center! Join us for a chance to meet the official artist of the Festival, Matt Long. The first 100 costumers to make a $35 purchase will get a signed copy of the poster and will get to meet and snap a photo with Matt!

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Tokyo Evolution

Japan Information and Culture Center: Tokyo Evolution

This exhibition focuses on how Tokyo has evolved/been transformed from ‘64 to ’20 in between two Olympic games.

With models, photos, and written information, the audience is guided through a journey of Tokyo’s extraordinary transformation from having to prove Tokyo as a part of the modern international community to blazing a trail for the world’s cities.

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Blossoms by Bike

Blossoms By Bike: Bike and Roll DC

For the seventeenth year, Unlimited Biking (formerly?Bike and Roll DC) will offer the Blossoms by Bike tour. Come bike the sea of pink and white blossoms that surround the Potomac Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond with the only official bike tour of the Festival!

With rides beginning March 20, celebrate the arrival of spring on two wheels and witness the natural beauty of our Nation’s Capital at its peak. Bike rentals are also available for those wanting to explore the blooms on their own. Try one of our E-Bikes for an unparalleled experience.

Blossoms by Bike will depart daily from the National Mall location at L’Enfant Plaza from 9:30-11:30, 12 –2 pm and 3 –5 pm. The ride begins and ends at the Bike and Roll National Mall location at 955 L’Enfant Plaza. (Dates offered: March 20–April 12; Metro: L’Enfant Plaza.)

To make your reservation and secure your spot on one of their tours, please click?here.

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Kendra Gives Back to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Kendra Gives Back to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Join us at Kendra Scott Georgetown as we launch the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival Charm! During the festival, 20% of all sales from the charm will benefit the festival, but on March 11th, come sip, shop, and celebrate the start of the festival with 20% of ALL sales benefitting the National Cherry Blossom Festival from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on March 11th!

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BLOOM BASH

IMPACT COLLECTIVE: BLOOM BASH

IMPACT Collective Presents BLOOM BASH – a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Join us for a festive spring celebration with a killer cover band, DJ, specialty performers, photo booth, cocktails, and some pretty epic surprises throughout the night!

BLOOM BASH will take place at Capital Turnaround – a historic car barn has been turned into a state-of-the-art event venue at the intersection of Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, and the Capitol Riverfront.

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Cherry Blossom Night at D.C. United

Cherry Blossom Night at D.C. United

D.C. United will be taking on a home match against New York City FC with Cherry Blossom themed activations, activities, and celebrations. Come out to support local DC sports and be a part of the festival!

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Japanese Fashion Family Day

Japanese Fashion Family Day

Celebrate Japanese fashion! This museum family day will feature kimono, happi coats, accessories, and the creativity of contemporary Japanese fashion designers. Enjoy performances of traditional dances from Okinawa. Watch a kimono dressing demonstration and draft a kimono design. Make a cherry blossom pendant to take home.

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Farragut West

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Bangkok Joe’s
Phone
202-333-4422
Address

3000 K st NW
Washington, DC 20007

Bindaas
Phone
202-516-4326
Address

2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
3309 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

Phone
202-333-5222
Address

3207 Grace Street NW
Washington DC

Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy
Phone
(202) 296-0211
Address

2036 G Street NW,
Washington, DC 20052

Burger, Tap & Shake
Phone
202-587-6258
Address

2200 Pennsyvlvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20037

Chaia Tacos – Foggy Bottom
Phone
202-333-5222
Address

3207 Grace Street NW
Washington DC

District Commons
Phone
202-587-8277
Address

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Phone
202.298.8783
Address

3000 K Street NW
Washington Harbour
Washington, DC 20007

Founding Farmers – DC
Phone
202-822-8783
Address

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy
Phone
(202) 296-0211
Address

2036 G Street NW,
Washington, DC 20052

CIRCA – Foggy Bottom
Phone
202-506-5589
Address

2221 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Phone
202.298.8783
Address

3000 K Street NW
Washington Harbour
Washington, DC 20007

Founding Farmers – DC
Phone
202-822-8783
Address

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Roof Terrace Restaurant – The Kennedy Center
Phone
202-416-8555
Address

2700 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20566

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Paws and Petals Yappy Hour

Paws and Petals Happy Hour

Mars Petcare and Milk Bar invite all four-legged friends and their humans to an afternoon of fun. Pups can enjoy dog-friendly activities, while their owners can partake of food and drinks.

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Dupont Circle

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HipCityVeg
Phone
(202) 318-6010
Address

1300 Connecticut Ave NW
STE 101
Washington, DC 20036

Darlington House
Phone
(202) 332-3722
Address

1610 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Estadio
Phone
(202) 319-1404
Address

1520 14th St NW
Washington DC 20005

Urbana
Phone
202-956-6650
Address

2121 P st NW
Washington, DC 20037

Washington Hilton
Phone
(202)483-3000
Address

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009

The Riggsby
Phone
(202) 787-1500
Address

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Cherry Blast

Cherry Blast

Embark on a journey through a cherry blossom wonderland at the 2020 Cherry Blast presented by MGM National Harbor. Headlined by multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning rap superstar, Nelly, performing his greatest hits, this will be the biggest party of the iconic blossom season in D.C. The premier National Cherry Blossom Festival event will be an Instagram-worthy experience in a whimsical garden with dancing, cherry blossom inspired cocktails and more fun surprises.

General Admission

General admission tickets start at $25.

VIP Experience

The Cherry Blast VIP experience, curated by MGM Japan, is an exclusive all-inclusive package featuring:

  • Open bar (3 hours)
  • Fast pass entry
  • Dedicated viewing experience
  • Buffet of authentic Japanese cuisine

CHERRY BLAST presented by MGM National Harbor FEATURING NELLY
THE THEATER AT MGM NATIONAL HARBOR

21+ ONLY

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Cherry Blossom Sunrise with SAAM + Daybreakers

Cherry Blossom Sunrise with SAAM + Daybreakers

It’s spring! Time to wake up and dance with SAAM and Daybreakers, a global community that celebrates wellness, music, and mischief. Greet the dawn with yoga then dance with reckless abandon as the morning sun comes up. You and your fellow Daybreakers will celebrate the Cherry Blossom season in SAAM’s beautiful glass ceilinged Kogod Courtyard. Pink, floral, and sunrise attire encouraged. See you on the dance floor.

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Gallery Pl-Chinatown

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DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Phone
202-695-7660
Address

509 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

District ChopHouse & Brewery
Phone
202-347-3434
Address

509 7th St NW Washington DC 20004

The Occidental
Phone
(202) 783-1475
Address

1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

China Chilcano
Phone
(202) 783-0941
Address

418 7th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Phone
202-290-1019
Address

615 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Oyamel
Phone
(202) 628-1005
Address

401 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Carmine’s Restaurant
Phone
(202) 737-7770
Address

425 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

China Chilcano
Phone
(202) 783-0941
Address

418 7th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Phone
202-290-1019
Address

615 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Phone
(202) 408-1600
Address

801 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Cranes-DC
Phone
(202) 525-4900
Address

724 9th St. NW Washington, DC 20001

Dirty Habit DC
Phone
(202)-449-7095
Address

555 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Farmers & Distillers
Phone
202-464-3001
Address

600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Matchbox E St NW
Phone
202-289-4441
Address

750 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen
Phone
(202)-697-6888
Address

901 4TH ST NW,
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Oyamel
Phone
(202) 628-1005
Address

401 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Zaytinya
Phone
(202) 638-0800
Address

701 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Alta Strada DC
Phone
(202) 629-4662
Address

465 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Carmine’s Restaurant
Phone
(202) 737-7770
Address

425 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

CIRCA – Chinatown
Phone
202-628-7777
Address

781 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Farmers & Distillers
Phone
202-464-3001
Address

600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Nicoletta Italian Kitchen
Phone
(202)-697-6888
Address

901 4TH ST NW,
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

Teaism Penn Quarter
Phone
202-638-6010
Address

400 8th Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Zaytinya
Phone
(202) 638-0800
Address

701 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Sakura Sunday

SAKURA SUNDAY

Sakura Sunday at National Harbor features a wide array of free activities including Japanese picnicking; a sake, rose, and beer garden; a Japanese Market; world-class Japanese-inspired music and entertainment and a new water lantern experience!

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Southern Avenue

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