100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 03:11 PM EDT

D.C.'s Cherry Blossom-Inspired Dishes & Drinks

D.C.'s Cherry Blossom-Inspired Dishes & Drinks

The arrival of spring in D.C. means gorgeous weather, festive parades and of course, the long-awaited bloom of the cherry blossoms. Accordingly, local eateries have spruced up their menus with cherry-inspired...

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 07:58 PM EDT

Cherry Blossoms to Hit Peak Bloom for Parade, Festival Crowd

Cherry Blossoms to Hit Peak Bloom for Parade, Festival Crowd

Washington's famous cherry blossoms are set to hit peak bloom this weekend as the National Cherry Blossom Festival draws big crowds for its annual parade and Japanese street festival.

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 01:24 PM EDT

13 Things You May Not Know About the Blossoms

13 Things You May Not Know About the Blossoms

Don't want to break the law? Tired of tourists? Wondering what FLOTUSes have to do with any of this? Read on.

Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 at 07:50 AM EDT

New Sneakers Showcase Cherry Blossoms

New Sneakers Showcase Cherry Blossoms

The new shoes are decorated with colors and prints designed to represent the cherry blossoms trees along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 03:47 PM EST

Peak Cherry Blossom Dates April 11-14: NPS

Peak Cherry Blossom Dates April 11-14: NPS

The Tidal Basin is still covered with ice and snow, but that's not stopping the National Park Service from making their prediction for peak bloom for the city's famed cherry blossom trees.

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 01:24 PM EDT

Fireworks to Light Up the Sky for Cherry Blossom Festival

Fireworks to Light Up the Sky for Cherry Blossom Festival

If you can get past Friday's rain, this weekend is shaping up for perfect Cherry Blossom Festival weather. News4's Derrick Ward stopped by the Southwest waterfront and has everything you need to know.

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.