Your Base for the DC Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC's back in person – and back in bloom!
The Nation's Capital gets that rosy pink glow with the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20 through April 16, with the Parade on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
The annual event commemorates Tokyo's 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington DC as a symbol of friendship between the United States and Japan. Every spring, the Tidal Basin and National Mall burst into bloom, bringing visitors from around the world to view the pink and white spectacle and participate in festivities including a parade, kite festival and Japanese street festival – now back in person!
Experience the beauty of Washington DC's cherry blossoms when you stay at the Kimpton George Hotel on Capitol Hill, minutes to the Tidal Basin and top cherry blossom festival events. Hop on the DC Circulator at Union Station or take a leisurely stroll or bike ride to the National Mall to experience the Nation's Capital in full bloom. Book now for exclusive packages, programming and more!