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The 2022 Cherry Blossom Festival Will Be In-Person, Not Virtual

Photograph by Evy Mages

The National Cherry Blossom Festival will be an all in-person event next year. It’s the first time since the spring of 2019 that the festival will be held with all real-life events.

The festival will begin on March 20, 2022, and will include events like an opening ceremony, a parade, the Pink Tie Party, and a kite festival. Lea Craigie-Marshall has been named the festival’s official artist and designed its poster.


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