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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Strawberry Jubilee Fest
Great Country Farms - 9:00 AM Pick
Ocean Explorers
Sterling Community Center - 11:15 AM Pick
Fairfax City Rock the Block
Old Town Square - 6:30 PM Pick
SummerFest Friday Nights: Family Movie Nights
The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center - 7:00 PM Pick
Baby Jam
National Children’s Museum - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides