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Tonight, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will host Cherry Night, an exclusive, one-night-only cherry blossom-themed celebration that invites attendees to rediscover Washington, D.C.’s nightlife through music, fashion, and food. Presented in conjunction with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), select venues throughout the D.C. area will elevate the dinner scene with custom springtime menus, blossom décor, and free live entertainment from D.C.’s finest DJ’s, bands, and performers. Attendees are encouraged to don their finest pink attire in celebration of the blossoms and for a chance to win prizes.

Exclusive Cherry Night venues include: 

  • Blackfinn Ameripub – 1620 I St NW
  • Dew Drop Inn – 2801 8th St NE
  • Dirty Habit DC – 555 8th St NW
  • Fred & Stilla at The Ven at Embassy Row – 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
  • metrobar DC – 640 Rhode Island Ave NE
  • Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse – 1356 Okie St NE
  • Tonic at Quigley’s – 2036 G St. NW
  • Swingers Crazy Golf – 1330 19th St NW
  • Wunder Garten – 1101 First St NE
  • Zebbie’s Garden – 1223 Connecticut Ave NW


Cherry Night is part of the Festival’s annual Cherry Picks program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Cherry Picks, taking place through the end of the Festival (April 17), will feature more than 100 restaurants and showcase the D.C. region’s diverse dining scene.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the Washington, D.C. area’s diverse and vibrant food scene through Cherry Night, a brand-new extension of the Festival’s Cherry Picks program,” said Diana Mayhew, President and CEO of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. “Each year, millions flock to the region to not only view the blossoms, but also to experience the rich and unique culture, dining, and entertainment our region has to offer. It’s that culture that makes our yearly springtime traditions so special and we’re pleased to share this newest celebration with our neighbors from across the region and the globe.” 

Guests are encouraged to tag their dining and nightlife experiences on social media using the hashtags #RediscoverSpring and #CherryNight. For more information about the 2022 Festival, visit NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org/RediscoverSpring and follow the Festival’s social media channels on Facebook,   InstagramTwitter, and YouTube

For the health and safety of all participants, the Festival encourages attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations. If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms or have recently been exposed, please choose a digital option such as the #BloomCam for experiencing the Festival.

Please note that masking may be required at Festival events in areas where social distancing is not possible. Please review event details on the Festival website to determine whether proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. Please note that safety requirements may change, so attendees are encouraged to sign up for Festival emails to receive the latest updates.