Top Spring Events

There’s no better time to visit Washington D.C. than during the springtime. The city comes alive as it shakes off the last cold days of winter and awakens with the blooming of cherry blossoms. This burst of vitality with the change of seasons is reflected through the residents and tourists alike ready to take on the events that highlight the arrival of spring.

 

In anticipation of warmer days and less layers, we’ve put together a guide to our favorite D.C. spring events set to occur this year.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Signaling the beginning of spring in the nation’s capital is the Cherry Blossom Festival. The three-week-long event welcomes over 1.5 million people to the city to bask in the the beauty of over 3,000 blooming cherry blossoms. Aside from Instagram-worthy snapshots of the pink and white blooms, the Cherry Blossom Festival hosts events around the city to celebrate American and Japanese culture.

White House Easter Egg Roll

If you’re lucky enough to snatch up a free lottery ticket to the White House Easter Egg Roll, it is definitely a must-attend event. The family-friendly affair The annual White House Easter Egg Roll, started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes, invites families to participate in activities on the White House lawn.

Earth Day Celebrations

This year’s Earth Day celebration theme is “Save Species” and the organization is hosting a slew of events to educate and promote living sustainably to preserve the planet. With various events taking place throughout the month of April, there are numerous ways to participate in eco-friendly happenings around the city for all ages.

Passport D.C.

Take a trip around the world without leaving your backyard when partaking in the latest annual spring festivity in D.C. Celebrating international cultures, Passport D.C., features free tours of the embassies located on Embassy Row, as well as a plethora of other additional activities geared to celebrate the diverse cultures evident in the city.

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