March 20 – April 13, 2014
2014 Peak Bloom Period Prediction: April 8 – 12
Average Peak Bloom Date: April 4
Exactly when the buds will open is not easy to predict and it is extremely difficult to give an accurate forecast much more than 10 days before peak bloom. National Park Service horticulturists monitor five distinct stages of bud development and provide timely forecasts and updates.
Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014
Participating guests are selected and placed into 6 groups of 4 representing parts of a play ( character, plot, theme, music etc). Guests placed into groups are asked to paint a part within the play. Upon completion guest are given canvas to take home. Bottomless wine will be served. Non-participating guests welcome. »
Mar 22, 2014
Learn more about Japanese tea styles beyond what is used in the tea ceremony in this educational tasting. Taste Japanese teas and tea treats and take home a special Cherry Blossom Blend. »
Mar 22, 2014
Enjoy world-class entertainment from the US and Japan as we welcome springtime and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC. »
Children learn all about the Festival through fun, interactive games and presentations. »
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC
Apr 12, 2014
Time: 10 AM – Noon
Location: Constitution Avenue – From 7th to 17th Streets, NW (map)
Cost: Starting at $20 for Grandstand Seating. Standing along the Parade route from Constitution Avenue between 9th and 15th streets, NW is FREE and open to the public. Arrive early for the best views.
Tickets: Purchase Grandstand seats here.
2014 Festival App Available!
Scan the QR Code to download or visit these links:
Whether you have an Android or iPhone, make the best of the National Cherry Blossom Festival by downloading the free app. Have the Festival in the palm of your hand. Great for advance planning and use in real time, too.
Have the Festival in the palm of your hand with the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival app. Great for advance planning and for use in real time, too.
Photos courtesy of: www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
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