Dulles International Celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Published: March 09, 2018

Park. Shop. Dine. Join us as we celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with entertainment and specials in the airport.


The 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival is coming to the nation's capital, March 20 – April 15. The event commemorates the 106th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Explore the official events schedule and our celebration in the airport.

Park for Just $10 a Day

In town for the event? Park in the economy lot for $10/day. Learn more.

Take a Cherry Blossom Photo Before Your Flight
Cherry Blossoms

March 30

  • 10:00am-6:00pm: Receive a complimentary photo from our Cherry Blossom themed interactive photo booth pre-security near East Ticketing Level.
  • 11:00am-5:00pm: Cherry Blossom inspired stilt walkers will greet you with pink leis as they stroll around various locations in the airport.

Pick Up Your Free Gift with Purchase

Cherry Blossom Gift with Purchase

March 23-April 16

Stores and restaurants throughout the airport will celebrate the festival with cherry blossom themed souvenirs, apparel, food, and drink promotions.

  • When you purchase over $100 (pre-tax) at two or more retail or food locations, you will receive a FREE National Cherry Blossom Festival Commemorative Umbrella.* (retail value $20)
  • You can redeem their receipts for the gift at the following locations:

Enter to Win Free Tickets to National Cherry Blossom Festival Events

We will feature a Cherry Blossom photo of the week on our Facebook page every Monday. If you like the photo, it enters you to win free tickets to Festival events. See rules and details.