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Welcome! If you're here, you must be thinking about coming to see Washington DC's cherry blossoms this spring, when the city becomes a giant bouquet of pink splendor, and a non-stop hub of cultural and artistic expression. The 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival promises to be a beautiful springtime celebration. It's a sight to behold, and Kimpton has 11 unique hotels in Washington DC and Northern Virginia - from Dupont Circle to Logan Circle, Capitol Hill to Alexandria - ideally located so you can enjoy all the fun.

Over a Century of Flowers and Friendship.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the city of Washington, DC made over 100 years ago by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo. That little gesture was the beginning of several floral exchanges, including our gift to Japan of flowering dogwood trees which was the start of their annual dogwood festival. Don't you just love stories like this?

Blossoms & Bubbles Package
It's the cherry on top of your Festival experience.

Deluxe accommodations at an area Kimpton hotel
$25 Credit per day to use towards parking or dining
Gift of handcrafted, locally-made Cherry Blossom Soap
Complimentary sake at hosted evening Wine Hour
Bubble welcome amenity for all kids at check-in
Package available March 20, 2014 - April 13, 2014

Book online now or call at 1-800-546-7866. Use rate code "BLOOM" when booking.

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Weeks of Art, Culture, Natural Beauty, and Community Spirit
There is plenty of time to discover everything that's going on during the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival, and it's a lot. We've highlighted a few can't miss exhibits, events, and resources to help plan your Festival experience.
 
On Exhibit: Rare Paintings, Concerts and More

Kiyochika - Master of the Night Art exhibit showcasing some of Kiyochika's ninety-three prints he had completed were unlike anything previously produced by a Japanese artist.

Chigusa and the Art of Tea - See cherished objects such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese and Korean tea bowls, Japanese stoneware jars and wooden vessels used during this formative era of Japanese tea culture.

World Stages Festival - World Stages, an unprecedented international festival, features works from 20 countries from nearly every continent performing at the Kennedy Center.
 
Blossom-Themed Events

From cherry-inspired cuisine and cocktails at the Pink Tie Party to creative flying objects at the Blossom Kite Festival, you will not be at a loss for things to do. Below are just a few signature events on the agenda.

March 20: Pink Tie Party

March 22: Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremonies

March 29: Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

April 5: Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

April 12: Cherry Blossom Festival Parade | Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival
 
Additional Resources

But wait, there's more. This year's festival promises to be DC's greatest springtime celebration to date. Here are some helpful resources to help you plan your adventure.

National Cherry Blossom Festival - Official Site

National Cherry Blossom Festival - Facebook Page

Cherry Blossom - Bloom Watch

Cherry Blossom Activity Planning

National Cherry Blossom Festival Events

 

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