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Spring It On

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, other city officials, and Festival stakeholders kicked off this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival at Conrad Washington, DC. last week. Spring's biggest welcome party is being held March 20-April 16.

“Spring is a beautiful and exciting time in DC, and we love to welcome visitors to our city for the National Cherry Blossom Festival,” said Mayor Bowser. “And when people come for the Cherry Blossom Festival, we want them to stay and experience DC – our restaurants, our free museums, our theaters and sports, and our beautiful neighborhoods across all eight wards that are also filled with cherry blossoms. There’s so much to do and see, so help us spread the word about spring in DC.” 

To "Spring It On" is to make memorable moments with friends and family, with beloved traditions and new experiences blossoming throughout the region”, said Diana Mayhew, President & CEO of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The National Park Service, predicting peak bloom dates of March 22 – 25, will once again co-host the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Stage during the 2023 Festival, where more than 150 free live performances and educational events will take place.

For schedule and more information, visit National Cherry Blossom Festival.