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National Cherry Blossom Festival


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Join us in America's greatest springtime celebration! The National Cherry Blossom Festival returns March 20 to April 12, 2015 with three glorious weeks to celebrate the gift of the Tidal Basin Cherry Trees to the United States from Japan in 1912. Peak bloom is expected from April 11-14.

Just minutes from DC, Fairfax County is a great place to stroll and enjoy several splendid gardens, which welcome National Cherry Blossom Festival visitors with a special gift.


Petal Pass

Get Your Petal Pass

The Petal Pass is your ticket for exclusive deals throughout the Festival, and a great way to explore the region during the nation’s greatest springtime celebration! Get it here! More
Bloom Watch - National Park Service Tidal Basin Camera

Bloom Watch Tidal Basin Camera

Visit the National Park Service‘s website with links to the Blossom Cam, cherry blossom photos, and information on how to donate to the Cherry Tree Replacement Fund. More
National Cherry Blossom Festival App

National Cherry Blossom Festival App

Have the Festival in the palm of your hand with the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival app. Great for advance planning and for use in real time, too. More

Fairfax County Cherry Blossom Events


Green Spring Gardens Cherry Blossom Exhibit

Green Spring Gardens presents "Cherry Blossom Awakening" Art Exhibition

Ongoing until April 26, this Art Exhibition featuring The Sumi-E Society of America Local Chapter Beautiful Chinese Brush Paintings of Blossoms,Birds and Nature. More
Workhouse Cherry Blossom Exhibit

Cherry Blossoms and Snow Flurries: The Landscapes of Kawase Hasui

March 22 event showcasing Japanese landscape artist, Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) worked primarily in the collaborative medium of woodblock printmaking. Tickets Required.  More
Visitor Center Cherry Blossom Event

The Fairfax County Visitor Center Presents: Calligraphy and Origami Demonstrations

On March 28 stop by the Fairfax County Visitor Center in Tysons Corner Center for free demonstrations of calligraphy and origami. Take home a souvenir!  More
Green Spring Gardens Cherry Blossom Event

Green Spring Gardens Children's Cherry Blossom Celebration

On April 11 celebrate spring and the Japanese gift of the cherry trees. Take the chop stick challenge, paint a paper lantern, rake a Zen garden, fold origami and more. More
Tysons Corner Center Cherry Blossom Fashion Show Event

Tysons Corner Center Cherry Blossom Fashion Extravaganza

On April 11 join us at Tysons Corner Center with as we celebrate DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival with a fashion show inspired by the Cherry Blossoms’ blooms.  More
Sully Historic Site Cherry Blossom Event

Sully Historic Site Presents: A Touch of Japan for Cherry Blossom

On April 12 taste the difference between three types of green tea and contrast the flavors with Japanese sweet treats such as mochi and Japanese cookies.  More


Fairfax County's Glorious Gardens Self-Guided Tour 

Between March 20th and April 12th, the visitors of the National Cherry Blossom Festival are invited to plan a self-guided tour of the area's splendid gardens. In addition to the District's iconic Tidal Basin and the U.S. National Arboretum, plan stops at the following not-to-miss sites in Fairfax County! (Be sure to call for the hours and directions!)

River Farm
A historic 25-acre site on the banks of the Potomac River, River Farm was once part of George Washington's original five farms, and currently the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. The grounds offer spectacular river views, a wildlife garden and delightful children's areas, including the Fairy Tale and Hummingbird gardens. More information>
703-768-5700 - Free Admission

Green Spring Gardens
There's something here for everyone: a wooded stream, valley with ponds, a native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, and a greenhouse filled with tropicals. It's an outdoor classroom, a museum and a national historic site. More information>
703-642-5173 - Free Admission

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
More than 100 cherry trees surrounding a lovely lake, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage. More information>
703-255-3631 - Small Entrance Fee

National Cherry Blossom Festival Events




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