100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:38 AM EDT

No Doubt, Usher & More to Rock National Mall

No Doubt, Usher & More to Rock National Mall

A massive Earth Day concert and rally will take over the National Mall in April, bringing major acts to D.C. including No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige and more for the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day...

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 01:11 PM EST

Peak Cherry Blossom Dates April 11-14

Peak Cherry Blossom Dates April 11-14

In just over five weeks, the Tidal Basin will be covered with cherry blossoms instead of snow and ice, the National Park Service announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 07:00 AM EST

NPS to Announce Peak Bloom for Cherry Blossoms

NPS to Announce Peak Bloom for Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossom festival is just weeks away. The National Park Service is expected to announce the dates for peak bloom Tuesday. News4's Richard Jordan has more on the annual festival.

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.