DowntownDC Celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Thursday, March 2, 2017

By Roquois Clarke

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is almost here, and DowntownDC is excited to host many of this year's favorite festival events!

The 2017 festival runs this year from March 15-April 16. 

To kick things off, the festival will host its annual Pink Tie Party fundraiser in DowntownDC at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It's one of the festival's best can't-miss pink carpet events!

The festival also features the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC.

The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) has been a sponsor of the parade since its inception, which this year will include the BID's Safety/Hospitality and Maintenance (SAM) ambassadors and a fun, surprise helium balloon. Each year, the parade features colorful unique floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands and celebrity performers and dancers.

This year's festival is packed with events across the city, including the Pink Tie Party, the parade the following exciting happenings in our own backyard: 

Excited to see the blossoms? The National Park Service recently predicted that peak bloom will take place March 14-17, subject to change.

DowntownDC is the place to be this spring for all the festival events and So Much More.

For complete and updated information on National Cherry Blossom Events happening across the city, visit