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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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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.