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Purchase tickets to the Cherry Blossom Grand Ball

Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 9, 2018

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting Ceremony - Join NCSS and the National Park Service for the traditional lighting of the Japanese Stone Lantern, located amidst the cherry blossom trees. The Lantern is only lit once a year during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Night out at Nats Park - Come enjoy a Nationals Game with the Cherry Blossom Queens and Princesses. Ticket price includes $8 that can be spent on concessions or at the team store. The princesses will receive special recognition and it will be a fun night out. EVENT SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception - An annual event since the 1950's, the Congressional Reception draws numerous members of Congress and foreign diplomats, who escort the Cherry Blossom Princesses.

Friday, April 13, 2018

NCSS Cherry Blossom Grand Ball - The NCSS Cherry Blossom Grand Ball is the signature event where we celebrate the 2017 Cherry Blossom Queen and crown the 2018 US Cherry Blossom Queen. Tickets include a pre-dinner sushi reception, dinner, drinks and dancing. Join us in celebrating this monumental event

Saturday, April 14, 2018

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - The newly-crowned US Cherry Blossom Queen and her Japanese counterpart make their first public appearance during the National Cherry Blossom Parade presented by Events DC. 

Sakura Matusri Japanese Street Festival  - The Japan-America Society of Washington DC presents the annual Japanese Street Festival, a vibrant afternoon featuring Japanese food, merchandise, arts and culture. Visitors to the NCSS tent can mingle with the 2018 US and International Cherry Blossom Princesses.