In-Person Cherry Blossom Family Celebration

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In-Person Cherry Blossom Family Celebration

Celebrate spring and the blooming cherry trees with SAAM!

By Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, March 25 · 11:30am - 3pm EDT


Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and G Street NW Washington, DC 20004

About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for our annual celebration of spring and the blooming trees of DC. Enjoy a taiko drumming performance by Nen Daiko, traditional Japanese dance with Onoe Dance, and break out your best Japanese pop dance moves with Les The DJ. Craft your own cherry blossom tree to take home, make a koinobori kite to fly at the kite festival, or try your hand at an origami Sakura. Explore SAAM’s galleries with a scavenger hunt and enjoy festive treats from a special menu celebrating the cherry blossoms offered by the Courtyard Café.

Schedule of Performances:*

11:30 – 12:00 Nen Daiko on F street plaza, weather permitting

12:10 – 12:40 Onoe Dance, Kogod Courtyard

12:50 – 1:20 Les The DJ, Kogod Courtyard

1:30 – 2:00 Onoe Dance, Kogod Courtyard

2:00 – 2:30 Nen Daiko, Kogod Courtyard

2:40 – 3:00 Les The DJ, Kogod Courtyard

Part of the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Please Note COVID-19 Guidelines:

The Smithsonian no longer requires visitors to wear a mask to visit its museums and the National Zoo. Visitors may choose to wear a mask during their visit or while participating in a program or event. Social distancing continues to be encouraged and we ask people who do not feel well to stay home. Updated information about COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures is online at

The Smithsonian reserves the right to modify its hours of operation, capacity, and visitor guidelines as circumstances require.

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