Let your inner Performer come out on the Tidal Basin Stage!

Apply to be a performer at the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage!


The performances presented on the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage during the National Cherry Blossom Festival are meant to celebrate the friendship symbolized by the gift of flowering cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. and to demonstrate cross-cultural exchange through a dynamic mix of American, Japanese, and other cultural performing arts. Situated in the Festival hub among the cherry trees and with iconic views of the memorials that are in proximity to the Tidal Basin, the Festival strives to incorporate artists that perform family-friendly dances, demonstrations or music that are upbeat and festive – reflective of the celebratory nature of the Festival.

Click here to see guidelines for performers and to apply.


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Come on down to the Laughing Man for our Ugly Sweater edition of THIRD THURSDAY!


Think you have what it takes to win BEST UGLY SWEATER? Come on down for the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Third Thursday Volunteer Happy Hour and claim your prize!
We’ll be downstairs over to the right side at the high top tables.


Thursday, December 15th

The Laughing Man

1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Like every month, the Volunteer Happy Hours are FREE to attend! Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing on our Facebook Event here and feel free to bring friends!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Downtown DC Holiday Market


The 12th Annual Downtown Holiday Market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.

Celebrating its twelfth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region! This year the Downtown Holiday Market will open Friday, November 25, and will run continuously through Friday, December 23 12 PM – 8 PM daily.


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Happy Thanksgiving From Your National Cherry Blossom Festival Family!

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks.  And to you our volunteers, we are thankful for who you are and how big and how small your contributions are. You make a difference to us.

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Bring Cherry Blossoms to Your Thanksgiving Feast!

Did you know cherry blossoms are blooming in autumn? Warm up with your loved ones to our favorite Cherry Blossom Pie with Sourdough Crust!


Find the full recipe to bring to Thanksgiving HERE.

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WE’RE VOLUNTEERING, YOU CAN TOO! – November Opportunity

That’s right! The National Cherry Blossom Festival Team will be volunteering with Safeway at the 17th Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Wednesday, November 23rd!


This year, we will service free Thanksgiving Holiday Meals to more than 5,000 DC residents in need, while also providing health screenings and free clothing!

Help make this Thanksgiving truly special and memorable for our community by signing up to volunteer for a shift HERE.

Shifts are filling up quickly! Please sign up before November 18th. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


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