Washington Home & Garden Show
Celebrity guests, contests, and seminars. Oh my! This Washington D.C. flower show welcomes people from across the country to come and enjoy everything it has to offer. Come watch and meet HGTV experts as they give presentations on home and garden tips. Then make your way through 16,000 square feet of showcase gardens of upcoming trends as you head over to Innovation Blvd. Here, you’ll find new merchandise for the home, such as decorations, kitchen and bath accessories, and products for the outdoors. You can also plan on doing any and all of your home shopping here, with exhibitors selling products for flooring, home accents, outdoor living and more.
Date: March 9-12
Location: Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.
Contact: (407) 939-1289
Ticket Fee: Epcot admission is required
National Cherry Blossom Festival
100 years ago, Tokyo, Japan honored Washington D.C. with 3,000 cherry blossom trees. The trees are still standing and the festival continues to flourish year after year. Throughout the 5 week elaborate event, goers will get a variety of entertainment from an opening ceremony to parades, street festivals, and kite festivals. The show also provides live entertainment to visitors and a Family Days festival. During this time, families can participate in hands on activities, art demos, learn about Japanese art and watch performances. This pink celebration also works with vendors to raise money for various charities that benefit the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. Check out the festival website for information on how you can volunteer and be involved in the shows.
Date: March 20 – April 27
Location: Surrounding the Jefferson Memorial and National Mall
Ticket Fee: Free!