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2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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By NBC Washington

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in DC

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  • [UGCDC-CJ]The cherry blossoms are here! @capitalweather @nbcwashington @wtop https://t.co/sbVT80C645
  • [UGCDC-CJ]They bloomed!!!! Gorgeous day at the national mall @nbcwashington @ChuckBell4 @TomKierein https://t.
  • [UGCDC-CJ]Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Crowds Pack Tidal Basin for Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom

Crowds Pack Tidal Basin for Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom

The Tidal Basin was crowded Saturday with people coming to see Washington's famous cherry blossoms at peak bloom. The National Park Service said the best flowers will be around for another four to seven

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

It's Really Happening! Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 5 of 6

It's Really Happening! Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 5 of 6

The survivors of last week's snowy cold snap are preparing to bloom just as impressively as ever -- and they've reached the 5th of 6 blooming stages, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Wednesday.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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By Jordan Murray

Cherry Blossoms Bring Specials to DC Bars, Restaurants

Many bars and restaurants around D.C. will be celebrating the National Cherry...View gallery

  • Cherry-Inspired Eats & Drinks
  • Cherry Crisp at Mastro's Steakhouse
  • Bar Dupont's Cherry Blossom Cocktails
Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Get a Cherry Blossom Doughnut While You Can

Get a Cherry Blossom Doughnut While You Can

Astro Doughtnuts and Fired Chicken Head Chef Chris Kujala is in the studio to show off a variety of doughnuts including the restaurant's seasonal cherry blossom doughnut. Get one before they're gone at the...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

Cherry Blossom Festival Gets Busy Start

Cherry Blossom Festival Gets Busy Start

It was a busy start to the very popular Cherry Blossom festival this weekend. News 4's Aimee Cho is live with a look at just how many folks showed up to take in the cherry blossoms. 

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Cherry Blossom Fest: 7 Key Event Dates

Cherry Blossom Fest: 7 Key Event Dates

Despite the snow, the show will go on!

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS

Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS

While some of the cherry blossoms on the verge of bloom before the cold snap were damaged, earlier stage blossoms survived and will emerge next week, the National Park Service said Friday afternoon.

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
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By Darlene Aderoju

13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms (Minus the Crowds)

When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who...View gallery

  • Founder's Park
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • American University
About The Festival
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The gift honored the lasting friendship between the U.S. and Japan. One hundred years later, the trees and their blossoms entice thousands of people to gather at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their beauty and sense of goodwill. Send your pictures to weather@nbcwashington.com or use the hashtag #dcgram on Instagram.