National Cherry Blossom Festival in bloom in D.C.

February 19, 2013 by  

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a rite of spring in Washington, D. C., it celebrates the blooming of the numerous cherry blossom trees in the nation’s capital. A variety of events will be taking place throughout the city over the course of nearly a month.

The first event in the festival is a fundraiser, as the 7th annual Pink Tie Party takes place at the Renaissance Washington on March 20, beginning at 7:00 pm. It will feature blossom-inspired food and drinks and an auction. Tickets are $200 and will be on sale until March 16. Proceeds go to support the festival.

The opening ceremony of the festival will take place at the Warner Theatre on March 23 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. It will feature live entertainment and guests will learn the history of the cherry blossoms in Washington. Admission is free. For more information, call 1-877-442-5666.

March 23 will also be Japanese Culture Day at the Library of Congress. It will feature origami, book readings, and various activities. To discover more about this free to attend day, call 202-707-1950.

In addition to the events mentioned, there will be various boat tours, a Cherry Blossom Food Tour, a flower show, lectures, a kite festival, theatrical performances, paddle boats, a soccer tournament, Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise, and a number of other activities.

The festival draws people from all over the world, as well as nearby towns such as McLean, meaning that organizers are likely to work with local printing companies to design and print marketing materials to spread the word about the festival.