National Cherry Blossom Festival
From March 27th to April 11th the festivities take place, starting with the family day on March 27th to open the fun. Throughout the 2 weeks, there will be a gala dinner cruise, cultural performances, Japanese street festival, a parade and much, much more.
This year the predicted peak bloom period will be between April 3rd and April 8th, handily, this gives you enough time to enjoy the blossom after the real main event. The Fireworks!
The fireworks display will be on the 3rd of April and takes place on the Southwest waterfront. The 4th of April has a lantern lighting ceremony to light the sky in a much quieter style.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates, produces, and supports creative and diverse activities promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and the environment, and community spirit and youth education.