5 cherry blossom-themed picks

Cherry blossom season is not just about the beautiful blooms — it’s also about the bandwagon of special promotions and events. Here are five that should not be missed:

Hook Hall’s Cherry Blossom Wine and Beer Festival

Hook Hall, the popular indoor/outdoor Park View entertainment venue known for its over-the-top seasonal decor, has been engulfed in cherry blossoms — and is the perfect setting for the Cherry Blossom Wine & Beer Festival. Participants will be able to enjoy unlimited tastings of over 50 wines, craft beers, and cidersf from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 or Sunday, April 2.. General admission tickets start at $29.99.

Olivia Macaron’s Cherry Blossom Collection

Georgetown’s Olivia Macaron is offering a Cherry Blossom Gift Box with assorted flavors that include cherry blossom, rose, raspberry, yuzu raspberry, and vanilla. You can select a gift box that holds 9, 20 or 50 macarons. Olivia is also serving up a Cherry Blossom Hot Chocolate that is topped with white chocolate and rose whipped cream, crushed raspberries, and a cherry blossom macaron. Customers are also invited to stop by the shop on on Sunday, March 26 for a cherry blossom macaron giveaway between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or while supplies last.

Artechouse’s PIXELBLOOM: Timeless Butterflies

Through June 11, Artechouse is honoring cherry blossom season with its new exhibit PIXELBLOOM: Timeless Butterflies. It pushes the boundaries of immersive digital art, inviting visitors to jump into the
a virtual world of cherry blossoms and butterflies.

Fairmont’s Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is inviting guests to enjoy Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea that includes a yummy selection of savory sandwiches and sweet treats to be enjoyed while overlooking the cherry blossom trees in luxury hotel’s courtyard. Service is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning March 24 through, Sunday, April 2 with seating between 1pm and 4 pm.

Ciel Social Club’s Cherry Blossom Pop-Up

Ranked among the best rooftop lounges in DC, Ciel Social Club at the AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center is celebrating cherry blossom season with a stylish themed decor and a special menu of delicious bites and craft cocktails. We strongly recommend trying the Mikan Crush made with Haku vodka, Makku rice beer, Satsuma orange, and squash shrub.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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