Ranger Programs

Ranger-led Cherry Blossom Programs

From March 18th to April 3rd, Park Rangers from the National Park Service lead guided hikes and family programs at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Learn about the Cherry Trees in a fun, family-friendly way. Choose our program list below or visit our Calendar of Events.

Daily Programs

Cherry Blossom Talks

10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Plaza

Memorials of the Reflecting Pool

10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm
Meet at the Lincoln Memorial Plaza
Explore the Iconic Memorials on the National Mall at the most beautiful time of the year.

Memorials of the Tidal Basin

12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Meet at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Plaza
Explore memorials and cherry blossoms on a guided tour

Junior Ranger Program

Complete the activity booklet to earn a Cherry Blossom Festival junior ranger badge. Junior Ranger Booklets are available at the National Park Service Tent in the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and at NPS information kiosks throughout the park.

Special Programs

Throughout the Cherry Blossom Festival, Rangers present special programs to experience the Cherry Blossom season in a new and unique way. Join us at any of the special dates and times below for a once in a lifetime experience.

Cherry Blossom Lantern

Lantern Walk

Fridays/Saturdays: 3/18, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26, 4/1, 4/2
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Meet at National Park Service Information Tent in the Tidal Basin Welcome Area.
Bring your flashlight for an evening stroll.