• Cherry Blossom Festival

    Cherry Blossom Festival

    District of Columbia



Explore and learn with park rangers on walks, talks, tours, and more like the Pups 'n' Petals Dog Walk!


2014 Ranger-Led Programs

Daily Programs March 29 - April 13, 2014:

Cherry Blossom Talk
Daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 p.m.
Meet at Thomas Jefferson Memorial plaza.

Walk with a Ranger
Daily at 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Lincoln Memorial plaza. Explore memorials and cherry blossoms on a guided walk.

Junior Ranger Booklet
Available at NPS information kiosks throughout the park.
Complete the activity booklet to earn a Cherry Blossom Festival junior ranger badge.

Memorial Talks and Tours
Explore the park's memorials on short programs with rangers at the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans, World War II, Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Talks and tours start every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Weekends and More:

Running Tour
Saturdays: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Meet at Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. adjacent to Washington Monument).

Junior Ranger Activity Zone
Saturdays and Sundays: 3/29, 3/30, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tidal Basin Welcome Area

Pups ‘n’ Petals Dog Walk
Sundays: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
1:00 p.m. Lincoln Memorial
Bring your furry friend for a walk among the cherry blossoms. All dogs must be leashed.

Bike Tour
Saturdays and Sundays: 3/29, 3/30, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Thomas Jefferson Memorial plaza.
Bring your own bike, helmet, and water for a leisurely ride.

Lantern Walk
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 3/29, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 4/10, 4/11, 4/12
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Meet at National Park Service Information Tent in Tidal Basin Welcome Area.
Bring your flashlight for an evening stroll.

For more programs all year long, refer to the.National Mall and Memorial Parks Schedule of Events.

For information about National Cherry Blossom Festival events including the Blossom Kite Festival, Japanese Street Festival, Southwest Waterfront Fireworks and more, visit National Cherry Blossom Festival Events.

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