National Cherry Blossom Festival – Porch Parade & Procession

National Cherry Blossom Festival – Porch Parade & Procession

We’re excited to announce that the 2021 Festival will bloom this spring (March 20-April 11), with an innovative format that honors the tradition of the Festival, while prioritizing the health and safety of participants amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s Festival is designed to incorporate both virtual and personal experiences for everyone to enjoy this spring!

On March 20, watch the ceremonial start to the Festival as performers from Japan and DC bring to your living room a celebration of the season with artistry and spectacle. Co-presented with The Japan Foundation.

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GET INVOLVED: Petal Porch Parade + Procession

One of the new programs this year is Petal Porch Parade + Procession. This program invites DC residents to celebrate their cherry blossom/springtime spirit by decorating their porches, yards, and/or windows. We are also encouraging the community to get outside and explore their neighborhood. The goal is to have participants register online and NCBF will create a map for people to walk around to tour theirs and other neighborhoods. The program will culminate with a mini-procession of 10 cars that have been painted by local DC artists driving down their street. We will be driving through all 8 wards but the route will be determined by density clustering of decorated homes. Individuals will be able to begin signing up around March 1st.

Neighborhood Champions – Petal Porch Parade and Procession