Unleash your creativity and celebrate your cherry blossom spirit with the Cherry Blossom Festival Petal Porch Parade.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival has always been the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. With large gatherings a non-no this year, the Festival invites residents of the DMV region to decoate their porches, yards, or windows.
Spread joy to your neighbors and connect communities across the region!
The National Cherry Blossom Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all registered Petal Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration of spring.
On Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 the National Cherry Blossom Festival will visit select Petal Porch Parade neighborhoods in vehicles painted by local artists to say thank you for taking part in bringing joy to the community.
The more registered porches in your neighborhood, the more likely that the Petal Procession will cruise by your home. So get your neighbors involved, and make sure everyone’s registered!
The Petal Porch Parade will take place from March 20 until April 11. On the weekend of April 10 and 11, a Petal Procession will drive through select Petal Porch Parade neighborhoods in and around DC. Decorate through the Festival, but register by March 15 with your neighbors, too, for the chance to have the Petal Procession cruise through your neighborhood! Tag @CherryBlossFest #PetalPorchParade on social to help share the joy!
Right now peak bloom is expected to take place April 2 to 5. Watch the blossoms on the Bloom Cam.
Registration is free. You don’t need a porch! Decorate your window, sidewalk, trees. There’s a list of themes or go rogue –there’s no right or wrong way to decorate, so long as its inclusive, family-friendly and joyful.
Register, get inspiration and find full rules at nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/event/porch-parade