The biggest event happening in DC throughout April is the Cherry Blossom Festival, which includes a month full of activities to celebrate the flowers in bloom. But that's not the only thing happening in the nation's capital during the month. The city is abuzz with festivals, outdoor events, and all types of off-the-beaten-path cultural activities for visitors and locals to enjoy. From drive-in movies and art walks to late-night museum events, check out our roundup of the best things to do this month to experience DC to the fullest.
As soon as cherry blossoms start to show up on trees, 🌸🌸🌸 specials begin to pop up on DC menus.
Want to celebrate peak bloom with food and drink? Check out our roundup of cherry blossom specials from sake tasting to pink cupcakes and limited-time restaurant menus.
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DC's cherry blossom season is the perfect time to celebrate the pink-and-white blooms and learn about Japan and Japanese culture. Feeling inspired to plan your own Japan-inspired adventure? From cooking classes, sake, art and performances, bonsai and more, you can still get up close and personal with Japan even if you're not able to hop on a plane and travel there.
Check out our recommendations for ways to elevate this spring's cherry blossom viewing and experience Japanese culture right here in DC!
Spring fever is in full bloom as cherry blossom celebrations spring up all across DC 🌸🌸🌸
From the annual parade, street festivals, sake and wine tastings, and more, check out some of the best ways to celebrate Japan’s famous gift to the District beyond the Tidal Basin.
What cherry blossom events are on your can't-miss list?
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Cherry blossom season isn't complete without experiencing this ancient Japanese rice wine
In Japan, there’s a long tradition of cherry blossom viewing, or Hanami, which includes picnics with snacks and sake in the park under the trees with family and friends. I fondly remember spending all day at the cherry blossom festival when my family lived in Okinawa. It felt like everyone on the island had converged to the same point at the same time, much like the people that crowd the Tidal Basin during peak bloom.
Sake's popularity has finally found footing in the US. Sake today is where wine was in the 1980s—transitioning from a bourgeois beverage for special occasions to the mainstream. has grown over the years. Luckily, several DC restaurants, markets and liquor stores have large sake selections, diverse picks and knowledgeable servers to help you create your own Hanami experience.
Here are several places around town to broaden and educate your sake palate.
Spring has gotten off to an early start this year temperature-wise, but springtime blossoms and events are in full bloom this month 🌸🌸🌸
You won't want to miss all the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations, the sound of music as National Symphony plays in locations across the city, National Women's History Month events galore, exciting and inspiring film festivals, an unique, immersive theatre experience, a daring high wire act, get a taste of Iceland, and more!
We've curated 100+ (our biggest list yet!) awesome and unexpected things to do this month that will make you see why spring in DC is simply the best!
It’s almost spring time and we cannot be more excited! Warmer weather means more fun outdoor events and happy hours on patios. Bring it, we are sooo ready!
It also means there's a ton of awesome events springing up to give you a fresh burst of vim and vigor. There are some insanely fun happenings this month, from celebrating women in honor of International Women’s Day to St. Patrick Day celebrations and of course, cherry blossom events galore!
Check out 40+ of our favorite things to do this month, and make sure you tag us with #CuriousCaravan if you hit up any of these awesome things to do!
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