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The Nation’s Capital gets that rosy pink glow with the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20-April 14, 2024

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 the parade, kite festival, and Japanese street festival – now back in person!

Experience the beauty of Washington DC’s cherry blossoms when you stay at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Downtown DC, minutes to the National Mall and top cherry blossom festival events by Metro, bike, or foot. As the city transforms with vibrant hues of pink and white, our hotel offers an unrivaled vantage point for the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival. With Kimpton’s luxurious amenities and prime location, your visit to the DC cherry blossoms will be an unforgettable experience, filled with beauty, culture, and relaxation. Book now for exclusive packages, programming and more!

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Pink Tie Party

March 15, 2024

Mark your calendar to kick-off spring at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Pink Tie Party on the evening of March 15, 2024, presented by Union Station Washington D.C. and Design Cuisine. Experience the sites and bites of global locations as we kick-off spring at the historic Union Station Washington D.C.

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Opening Ceremony

March 23, 2024

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature Opening Ceremony is an artistic celebration of the 1912 gift of trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, and an annual tribute to the longstanding friendship between Japan and the United States. This unique, one-time-only performance featured special performances from acclaimed artists with ties to both countries.

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Blossom Kite Festival

March 31, 2024

Hotel Monaco DC will be giving away kites for guests to participate in the festivities. The Kite Festival kicks-off at the Washington Monument Grounds with activities, music, competitions, and performances. Kite enthusiasts, beginners, families, and friends are all welcome.

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April 6, 2024

Celebrate spring at Petalpalooza, for a full day of live music and engaging activities along the banks of the Anacostia River! This day-long all-ages celebration brings art, music, and play to multiple outdoor stages, interactive art installations, a cashless beverage garden, family-friendly hands-on activities, roaming entertainers, and more.

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Cherry Blossom 5K & 10 Mile Run

April 7, 2024

Protein bars and energy drinks will be available with the morning wake up at Hotel Monaco DC. This springtime race lives up to its name, with D.C.’s famous cherry blossom trees blooming pink in April. As part of the Professional Road Running Organization circuit, a large elite field races here, but so do roughly 15,000 amateur runners. A 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ ½-Mile also take place on the day of the race.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

April 13, 2024

The Nation’s Springtime Parade was an amazing sight on Constitution Avenue this year! Grand colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a spectacle of music and showmanship celebrating spring in Washington, DC.

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Cherry Blossoms are Back!

Make Monaco DC your home for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Check out our blog for all the fun festivities going on in DC this spring!

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Cherry blossoms in Washington DC

Kite Festival



When is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC?

The cherry blossoms in Washington DC usually bloom around the end of March into early April.

How long do cherry blossoms last past peak bloom?

You can expect a beautiful sight for at least a few days before the peak bloom date and at least a few days after. Sometimes they can be out for a couple of weeks.

How long will the cherry blossoms be in DC?

The flowers generally last one or two weeks, but how long they stay around depends on the weather.

How far away are the cherry blossoms from Monaco DC?

The cherry blossoms are located 1.2 miles (5 minute drive or 20 minute walk) away from Monaco DC.