Reliving a Springtime Getaway with the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Pink Tie Party

Reliving a Springtime Getaway with the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Pink Tie Party
2024 Pink Tie Party entrance at the historic Union Station Washington D.C. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography

An enchanting evening was had by all at the 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival Pink Tie Party! On Friday, March 15, DC unofficially ushered in spring with a shindig not to be forgotten! Attendees were transported from Union Station Washington D.C. to faraway lands to experience the world’s most iconic springtime destinations Tokyo, Paris, and, of course, DC itself. A heartfelt thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, Union Station Washington D.C. and renowned caterer Design Cuisine, for helping us create a night filled with elegance, culinary wonders, and cultural flair.

Caption: Renowned caterer Design Cuisine served delightful bites including Blood Orange Raspberry Tartlet, Petit Fours, and Mini Fresh Fruit Tarts. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography

Thank you to supporting sponsor All Nippon Airways (ANA)! From their Magic Mirror Photobooth, to the ANA Lounge, to sponsoring the Tokyo room, each part added a whimsical touch, transporting guests with unique and memorable panache. And not to be left out, the international culinary delights, masterfully prepared by top local chefs and the renowned team at Design Cuisine, were nothing short of a gastronomic adventure.

Guests got transported to a whimsical scene in Tokyo with the Magic Mirror Photobooth presented by All Nippon Airways (ANA). Photo credit: Jason Dixson Photography

As guests “traveled” through the incredible offerings of each culturally rich “location”, they enjoyed entertainment from DJ Miss H.E.R. and Black Alley, while also being wooed by the stylish prowess of MODELS INC., all seamlessly woven together by fabulous emcee, Poet Taylor.

Filled with upbeat tunes, guests danced all night long with Black Alley in the Washington, DC destination. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography

We would also like to extend a special mention to the Hatozaki Whisky / ARTECHOUSE XR Bar, where crafted cocktails met the cutting edge of technology through an augmented reality experience. Kudos to those who activated the XR experience via the ARTECHOUSE app, elevating their cocktail enjoyment to new heights.

ARTECHOUSE DC shared delicious crafted cocktails and augmented reality at the Hatozaki Whisky / ARTECHOUSE XR Bar. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography

Equally mesmerizing was the Tidal Basin Bar, sponsored by City Cruises. Featuring our beverage sponsors: Alverdi wine, Old Ox Brewery FestivALE, Hatozaki Small Batch Whisky, 135 East Gin, Kirin Beer, and Blossom Beverages espresso martinis. Lastly, the beautiful Chambord Garden Bar & their photobooth created memories for all those who came out.

Travelers experienced a burst of flavorful beverages including custom cocktails provided by Chambord Liqueuer while they visited Paris. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography

We also want to extend our gratitude to our media sponsors and restaurants for their unwavering support and contribution to making this event a success.

Media Sponsors:
Washington Blade
WPGC 95.5 FM

Cherry Picks Restaurants:
Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood & Crab
Le Sel
Raising Cane’s
Dirty Habit DC
Cafe’ du Parc
Hiatus Cheesecake
The Duck & The Peach
Kyojin DC
Mastro’s Steakhouse
Taberna del Alabardero
Dos Toros
Ocean Prime
Kyokin DC
Estuary at the Conrad Hotel

Festival Cherry Picks Restaurants shared custom spring-themed menu items including Cherry & Pecan Crisp from Mastro’s Steakhouse. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography

Special thanks also go to 4Wall Entertainment, Inc, All Stage & Sound Inc, Design Foundry, Flowers By Alexes, House of Choux, and Chouquette Chocolates.

Our annual Pink Tie Party is just the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of spring happening across every corner of the DC region. As the Festival kicks off, we welcome everyone to join us and participate in the variety of events and activities we have lined up.

And finally, thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Pink Tie Party. Your generous support ensures the continued accessibility of the Festival to be free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you at the next Festival celebration!

More photos from the 2024 Pink Tie Party:

Springtime was in full swing as guests showed off their pink attire. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography
Throughout the enjoy, a dazzling runway show featured the fashionable models of MODELS Inc., coordinated by Aaron Handy Photo: Jason Dixson Photography
Attendees grabbed their passport to spring upon entry to have stamped in each travel destination. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography