ALEXANDRIA, VA – The cherry blossoms are something to see every year. Starting Sunday, March 20, the month-long National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring in the DMV area. It features programs that recognize traditional and contemporary arts, a welcoming atmosphere for people from all over the United States and throughout the world.
2022 marks the 110th anniversary of the gift of the trees from Japan to Washington.
At the Tidal Basin Welcome Area, which will open every day at 10 a.m. from March 19 to April 3, visitors can hear representatives of the U.S. National Park Service talk about the history of the trees. And kids can have fun with activities designed to educate them.
From noon to 6 p.m. during the period mentioned in the above paragraph, live performances will take place on the All Nippon Airways Stage. View the full schedule of performances HERE. For more information about the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Stage, click HERE.
Concessions will be available via food trucks, and a large beverage tent will be managed by Old Ox Brewery.
Unable to see the blossoms in person? Check out the #BloomCam to take in the beautiful scene around the Tidal Basin.
Organizers encourage attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of performers. They ask that people experiecning symptoms stay home and enjoy the Festival online.
A press release states: “Please review event details on the Festival website to determine whether proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. Please note that safety requirements may change, so attendees are encouraged to sign up for Festival emails to receive the latest updates.”