17 Spring Festivals near DC for Families

Celebrate cherry blossom season at Petalpalooza. Photo courtesy of nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
Celebrate cherry blossom season at Petalpalooza. Photo courtesy of nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Spring is here, and with it comes festival season. There are so many fun spring festivals near DC for families, from the heart of the nation's capitol to the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. Several of these spring festivals, including Petalpalooza, the Blossom Kite Festival, and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival, are part of the famous National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Here are our picks for 17 fun spring festivals and spring fairs for DC families. For more springtime fun in Washington, DC, be sure to check out our spring activities page and our events calendar.

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Storytime at the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art - 10:00 AM Pick
Fairfax City Chocolate Lovers Festival
Old Town Fairfax - various times Pick
XOXO: An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness
National Children's Museum - 9:30 AM
Play, Work, Build at the National Building Museum
National Building Museum - 10:00 AM
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