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2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

Cold May Kill DC's Cherry Blossoms

Cold May Kill DC's Cherry Blossoms

Washington's famous cherry blossoms were encased in ice after snowfall late Monday and early Tuesday -- but low temperatures expected over the next few days will be more dangerous for the blooms.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Cherry Blossoms Endangered If Temp Drops to 24 Degrees

Cherry Blossoms Endangered If Temp Drops to 24 Degrees

If the temperature drops to 24 degrees or colder, it could kill as much as 90 percent of the pink-petaled wonders.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom Pushed Back 5 Days

Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom Pushed Back 5 Days

Early spring? Think again! The blossoms like to keep us guessing.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 3 of 6

Cherry Blossoms Reach Phase 3 of 6

D.C. is on the verge of spring -- and there's no better barometer than the status of the city's cherry blossoms (except maybe your allergies).

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Revealed

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Revealed

Mark your calendar! The peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season in Washington has been announced.

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Opens in Shaw

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Opens in Shaw

If you're so impatient for the cherry blossoms that you're ready to celebrate NOW, two new pop-up bars from the people behind Miracle on Seventh Street may offer a solution.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

LIVECAM: See Cherry Blossoms From Your Desk

LIVECAM: See Cherry Blossoms From Your Desk

Stuck at work as the cherry blossoms' peak bloom dates edge ever closer? We sympathize. Here's how to see the blooms from afar.

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.