Journalist Newsletter

Spring 2018 Edition

Spring in Washington, DC - National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Jefferson Memorial

Dear Journalists,

The nation’s capital continues to bloom this spring and summer with its thriving arts and culture scene and $11.5 billion in development that will bring new hotels, restaurants and attractions. Mark your calendar for the nation’s biggest springtime event, the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20 – April 15. Expect four weeks packed with concerts, a parade and the fireworks festival in a new format: Petalpalooza at the recently opened Wharf along the Southwest Waterfront. The opening weekend also coincides with the March For Our Lives on March 24, ensuring a busy time in the District. 

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man comes to the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, and an outdoor extension means visitors will be able to experience the art installations from the Nevada meet-up prominently in the surrounding neighborhood. The only-in-DC experiences continue as Passport DC in May opens the doors to the city’s embassies in May, and DC Jazz Festival celebrates the genre at 40+ venues throughout our neighborhoods.

Check out our Calendar of Events tab below to stay updated on what’s to come, find long-lead inspiration and the latest on development projects. In need of images or assistance with planning your trip to Washington, DC? We are here to help and look forward to working with you.

Warm regards, 

Danielle Davis
Director of Communications

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