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Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Capitol Hill

Cherry Blossom Statue Installation

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As a part of the Art in Bloom campaign by the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a special art piece was installed on Parcel One of Eastern Market Metro Park on Monday, March 15.

The sculpture titled "Flower Kuties" by Kaila Garcia is one of 26 oversized cherry blossom statues that have been painted by local artists. 

Stop by between now and May 31, snap a pic, and tag us on Instagram @CapitolHillBID so we can share your photo! 

View map of all statues


City In Bloom Around the Neighborhood

The award-winning City in Bloom campaign is an opportunity to join the Festival in welcoming spring across the country, bringing the spirit of the Tidal Basin into neighborhoods of Washington, DC.

Special lighting, decals, and signage will visually unify the region for over 1.5 million people during the Festival. Visit the following businesses in Capitol Hill to welcome spring and enjoy the blooms.

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Cherry Blossom Decals
Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS)
Eastern Market Main Street
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
Michael Anthony Salon
The DC Dentist

Blossom Lighting
Boxcar Tavern

Spring Decor
Mr Henry’s
The DC Dentist


Savor the flavors of spring in Capitol Hill!

The following restaurants are participating in "Cherry Picks", offered in conjunction with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). Check out their menus as they celebrate spring’s arrival by showcasing their best spring menu items.

Belga Café

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The Belga Cherry Pick menu will be available March 20th – April 10th. Enjoy a four course spring inspired dinner for $55 per person curated by Executive Chef Bart Vandaele & Chef De Cuisine Alexander Flores. Specialty spring cocktails are also available to add to your dining experience!

First course: Terrine of Octopus and Squid
Second course: Spring Asparagus Soup
Third course: Choice of Wagyu Hanger Steak, Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi, or Rack of Lamb Mousse
Fourth course: Chocolate and Cherries


District Taco

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What is a better celebration of spring than tacos?

Whether you're in the mood for pollo asado, carnitas, chorizo, or even the vegan option of itza beyond carne, District Taco has you covered!

Add chips, guacamole, queso, and a cerveza to your order and you are ready to celebrate! 



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Make a reservation on the patio to enjoy the warmer weather to welcome in Spring.

Order wood-fired pizzas, mini burgers, fresh salads and chef-inspired entrées, like pan-seared sea bass and oven-roasted filet mignon.

Stay tuned for more details about Matchbox Cherry Picks coming soon.


Mr. Henry's

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Mr. Henry’s is a Capitol Hill mainstay–a place to relax, meet with friends, soak up the local atmosphere, and enjoy a classic American pub cuisine. For Cherry Picks, they will be offering a drink special called the Cherry Moon and have cherry pie for one of their seasonal desserts.

When it is nice the patio is the place to be for people-watching, enjoying a perfectly chilled cocktail, and welcome spring weather! 


Sonoma Wine Bar

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A from-scratch kitchen & wine bar on Capitol Hill that supports our local farms and is ready to celebrate Cherry Blossom season!

Order your farm fresh meal to enjoy dine-in or explore the multiple to-go options include their al a carte menu or dinner delivery service.

Stay tuned for more details about Sonoma Wine Bar Cherry Picks coming soon.



The Duck & The Peach

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Join The Duck & The Peach five days a week for easy and creative lunch or dinner options on spacious patio or to-go.

Inspired by fresh, laid-back Northern California cuisine with a dose of cozy New England comfort, The Duck & The Peach is an American concept located in the heart of DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

Stop by and order the specialty cocktail Sakura Season, a Cherry Blossom martini with gin, Mancino Sakura vermouth, clarified lemon and preserved cherry blossoms.