With Spring just around the corner, check out these three fabulous festivals in the Capital Region:
Washington D.C.’s National Cherry Blossom Festival returns between 20 March – 15 April 2018. Visitors to the city can enjoy the cool Spring climate while taking in the beauty of the cherry blossom across the city. The main concentration of blossoms can be found near the National Mall and along the Tidal Basin. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours on foot, on two wheels or on the water with Potomac River Boat Company’s Cherry Blossom Monuments Cruise, a 90-minute round-trip from the new Wharf development offered during peak bloom on weekends from 24 March to see the beauty of the city skyline in Spring. Visit: www.potomacriverboatco.com & www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
Light City returns to Baltimore’s waterfront 14 – 21 April 2018 for the third consecutive year with the theme “More Love, More Lights!”. The city of Baltimore will be illuminated by 21 light installations and 14 neighbourhood illuminations from internationally acclaimed artists, 10 of which are local. This year the festivities will be bigger than ever as it expands to three weekends to incorporate Neighborhood Lights (6-8 April), Light City Main Festival (14-21 April) and Labs@LightCity social innovation conference (18-21 April). Visit: www.lightcity.org
Explore historic homes and gardens of Virginia during the 85th Annual Historic Garden Week. This 8-day event, held between 21-28 April 2018, will allow visitors to enjoy unforgettable gardens in bloom and beautiful houses with more than 2,000 flower arrangements open across the state. Don’t miss the Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour, the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the nation, available from 21 April 2018. During this event five of Old Town Alexandria’s finest private homes and gardens will open to the public and will feature beautiful flower arrangements created by the members of the Garden Club of Alexandria and The Hunting Creek Garden Club. Visit: www.VAGardenWeek.org
For more information on the Capital Region USA, visit: www.capitalregionusa.co.uk
*Photos from Light City 2017 available for download here.