National Cherry Blossom Festival in National Landing
The National Landing BID has joined forces with Amazon and JBG SMITH to bring the joy of the National Cherry Blossom Festival to National Landing from March 20 - April 11!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Festival was designed to incorporate both virtual and in-person experiences, with a series of entertaining hybrid events and community outreach programs that adhere to federal and regional health guidelines.
There are a number of ways for you to get in the spring spirit throughout the Festival in National Landing:
- Celebrate the first day of Spring by making your own bouquet at Peruvian Brothers at the Stand!
- Check out both Cherry Blossom “Art in Bloom” sculptures at the Water Park in Crystal City and the Long Bridge Park Esplanade
- Register for the Blossom Kite Fly and select a time to pick up your free kite kit
- Check out the Cherry Picks restaurants and eat local
- Take a stroll to see how we've "pinked up" National Landing for City in Bloom
- Decorate your front porch or balcony for the Porch Parade and Petal Procession
- Visit the cherry trees and the Eternal Sundown at at Long Bridge Park and share your photos by tagging @nationallanding
- Take a ride in the Blossom Bug at 2121 Crystal Drive
In addition to the programs above, Synetic Theater will be clowning around with pop-up performances for the National Cherry Blossom Festival! they're going back to their roots and bringing world-class street theater to the Festival. Each Sunday of the Festival they'll be performing at the following locations and times:
- Crystal City Courtyard Green - 11:30am
- Crystal City Water Park - 12:30pm
- Long Bridge Park Esplanade Entrance- 1:30pm
Get ready for a silly good time!
The Aurora Highlands Civic Association is also hosting a number of programs throughout the Festival at Virginia Highlands Park!
National Landing businesses are getting in the Cherry Blossom spirit as well with specials throughout the Festival!
- Extra 10% off any pink hued items at Agents in Style
- Purchase official National Cherry Blossom Festival merch at Garden Fantasy
- Get 10% off your meal at La Bettola Italiano
- 15% off pink clothing at Pure Barre Pentagon City, as well as outdoor classes open to anyone
- Free jewelry Cleaning + 30% off everything in the store at Real Jewelers
For more details on the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival and to learn more about locally curated community experiences focusing on music, cuisine, and visual arts presentations, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.