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2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

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 end of the festival.

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.

Thursday, Mar 9, 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
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
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By Jordan Murray

Designated Survivors: Get to Know DC's Other Cherry Blossoms

Some of the Yoshino cherry blossoms have been damaged by the deep freeze -- but...View gallery

  • Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
  • Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms
  • Shirofugen Cherry Blossoms
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

The cold weather may be holding our cherry blossoms hostage, but with 11 more varieties of cherry trees in the District, there may still be hope to see some blossoms.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

DC Cherry Blossoms Suffer 'Widespread Damage' Due to Cold

DC Cherry Blossoms Suffer 'Widespread Damage' Due to Cold

Some of the famous cherry blossoms around Washington's Tidal Basin suffered "widespread damage" because of bitterly cold weather this week, the National Park Service says.

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.