It’s that time of year again. The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off March 15th and runs through April 16h. The festival is one of DC’s premiere springtime events and commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Millions of people flock to the Washington metropolitan area to see these delicate trees bloom on an annual basis.
Kicking off the month long celebration is the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature event, the Pink Tie Party fundraiser. Proceeds from this not to be missed event are used to promote the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and education initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.
This year’s party will be held on Thursday, March 16, presented by ANA and hosted by the Trade Center Management Associates at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Guests will have the chance to see and feel what a trans-pacific flight is like at the ANA Business Class Cabin Experience, design their very own Tesla at the “Design Your Ride” station, get picture-ready with a makeup touch-up by GLAMSQUAD, make their own chocolate bark with Chouquette Chocolates and Confections, take a breathtaking video in a 360 degree video booth sponsored by ANA, and a few other surprises. The evening will also feature custom creations by local designer Mindy Lam, including unique cherry blossom jewelry and a full length gown made entirely with Lam’s signature metal lace and over 100,000 Swarovski crystals.
While tickets for the enhanced experience and the buddy partygoer have been sold out, General Admission tickets are still available but going fast. The party will feature spring-inspired cuisine and cocktails from top local restaurants including: Rooster & Owl, Pow Pow, Colada Shop, Charlie Palmer Steak, Conosci, Ocean Prime, Odyssey Cruises & Elite Private Yachts, Degrees – The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Westend Bistro – The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Agora Restaurant, Bantam King, Woodward Table, Bistro Bis, The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Grilled Oyster Company, and Farmers & Distillers.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit Pink Tie Party. We at MensLifeDC hope to see you there.