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2024 national cherry blossom festival

Join us as we continue to celebrate Eastern Market's 150th and, the national Cherry Blossom Festival.


Running from March 26th to April 14th, Eastern Market's North Hall will be transformed into a vibrant community space for 'Blossoms in the Market'.

Attendees can enjoy lunch, relax on provided tables and chairs, and engage in various activities.

Adding to the festivities, is the FREE Cherry Blossom - CrafterNoon Event Series, hosted by Relume and a special XR installation presented in collaboration with Artechouse.

Mark your calendars for April 12th, for a fundraiser dance party in true Taylor Swift style!  Stay tuned for the Blossoms and Starlight party with music by DJ Tony T.


Get ready for round two of 'Blossoms at the Market' at Eastern Market's North Hall!


It's time to soak up the Cherry Blossom vibes, enjoy delicious lunch options, and dive into some fun activities. 



Eastern Market North Hall 


Join Eastern Market Main Street for a Taylor Swift themed dance party to celebrate the Cherry Blossom season. 

Local legend Tony T will DJ a fabulous playlist for you to get your sparkle on! 

There will be 21+ beverage tickets available for purchase, as well as other food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

All funds from the event's ticket sales and beverage ticket sales go back into the Eastern Market 150th Anniversary fund.

All ages are welcome, but underage attendees must have at least one parent or guardian present to check in at registration.


Candle Making - 3/28, 4pm-6pm : This class is a Relume staple. Each participant will be able to pour and decorate their own cherry blossom scented candle.

Pressed Flower Frames - 4/3, 4pm-6pm : Design a beautiful pressed flower arrangement to go inside also utilizing vintage book pages, maps, and other repurposed materials.

Flower Bouquets - 4/4, 4pm-6pm : You will learn how to arrange a beautiful bouquet and take home an arrangement worthy of a dinner party.


Pop Art - 4/10, 4pm-6pm : This activity will show you how to create a beautiful cherry blossom inspired piece through the lens of pop art.



 Founded November 12, 1873 

Local markets were an original part of L’Enfant’s 1791 vision for the city of Washington. And so, Eastern Market was completed on November 12, 1873 as part of this original plan. Designed by Adolf Cluss—a renowned local architect of the time—Eastern Market was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. 


As the only historic public market building left in Washington, DC that has retained its original public market function, Eastern Market houses more than 12 merchants—some  of whom have held their businesses here for more than 50 years. On weekends, it is home to a vibrant outdoor market with arts and crafts from around the world, farm fresh produce, and prepared food to eat or take home.


Having been rebuilt from a devastating fire in 2007, through a collaborative community effort, Eastern Market continues to stand as a hub in the community, and now we celebrate its 150th birthday, its resiliency, and its place as the heart of our neighborhood.

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