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National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Days

March 22, 2014  

The Great Hall decorated with cherry blossom balloons for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day and Opening Ceremony.
© Bob Peavy

Saturday, March 22, 10 am–4 pm
Sunday, March 23, 11 am–4 pm

Join the National Building Museum and the National Cherry Blossom Festival® for two days of hands-on activities and dynamic performances, all part of the 9th annual celebration honoring the gift of trees.

ENGAGE    Step into spring with new activities to celebrate the season:

  • Compete in a friendly Dance, Dance Revolution competition
  • Grow a balloon-flower garden

CREATE    Channel your inner artist or architect and participate in hands-on crafts and design activities presented by the National Building Museum, Safeway, The Textile Museum, National Children’s Museum, and others.

  • Decorate a Cha-shitsu tea house
  • Design your own Japanese garden
  • Produce a cherry blossom tree from popcorn

WATCH     Enjoy performances led by Nen Daiko taiko drummers, Capitol Movement dancers, Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, and youth arts groups from D.C. and across the country. 

FREE. All ages. Drop-in program.

Visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more details.
National Building Museum Shop and café open.
Official National Cherry Blossom Festival® merchandise available for purchase.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Volunteer Manager at ksheldon@nbm.org. Must be 18 or older.

 National Cherry Blossom Festival


The National Cherry Blossom Festival® Family Days is sponsored by SAFEWAY and supported by media partners Washington Parent98.7 WMZQ, and ABC7/WJLA-TV.