NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE SOCIETIES

Schedule of Events

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Events
(ALL DATES/TIMES ARE TENTATIVE)
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Sunday, April 3, 2022

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 (map located here). Lantern is approximately 375 years old and weighs over 4,000 lbs and given as a gift by Japan in 1954.  Musical Prelude starts at 2:30 PM with ceremony beginning at 3 PM until 4:30 PM.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Kimono Fashion Show -Join us for a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and Luncheon and watch as the Cherry Blossom Princess Alumni exhibit beautiful Kimonos.  This event will be held at the  starting at 11:30 and running until 1:30.  Tickets are available through sending a request above.  Prices are $100/adult and $50/Child through March 27 after which tickets are $115/$65.  Special meal requests are available at time of purchase.

Friday, April 8th, 2022

NCSS Cherry Blossom Grand Ball - The NCSS Cherry Blossom Grand Ball is the signature event where we celebrate the 2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Queen and crown the 2021 US Cherry Blossom Queen. Join us in celebrating this monumental event.  The Grand Ball will be held at the Capital Hilton  starting at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are available through sending a request above.  Prices are $185/adult and $80/Child through March 27 after which tickets are $200/$95.  Special meal requests are available at time of purchase.