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Bidding is now open for the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Online Auction through April 16, 2018 at 11:59 P.M.  Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.  Your support helps keep events primarily free and open to the public. 

The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization responsible for producing and promoting year-round programs that deepens our connection to nature; enriches our national capital communities; and honors our unique friendship with Japan by inspiring creative international exchange and collaboration. Contributions to the National Cherry Blossom Festival are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.