Annual festival welcomes spring to Washington

March 16, 2017 by  

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is taking place right now, and it will run until the middle of next month.

The festival celebrates the hundreds of cherry trees located in the city, with a number of special events and activities.

One event that is popular with the public is the Pink Tie Party. This is a fundraiser for the festival itself, and is set to be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center this evening, beginning at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $200 for general admission and $300 for VIP; guests are encouraged to dress in pink.

The opening ceremony will take place on March 25. It will be held at the Warner Theatre from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Entertainment will be provided by the Shigeyama Kyogen theater and musical artists El Squad and May J.

Other activities include the Blossom Kite Festival on April 1, the parade on April 8, and a fireworks festival on April 15.

This festival attracts thousands of visitors to Washington each year, and organizers may invest in poster printing services to help spread the word.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at various venues from March 15 to April 16. Visit the official event website to learn about all of the various events that are planned for the month.