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100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM EDT

Think Spring! Blossom-Themed Food & Drink Specials

Think Spring! Blossom-Themed Food & Drink Specials

Local bars, restaurants and hotels will offer specials and cherry-themed treats to ring in the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 02:30 PM EDT

Cherry Blossoms at Peak Bloom

Cherry Blossoms at Peak Bloom

The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin have officially reached peak bloom, the National Park Service (NPS) announced, and yes -- there's a scientific method to determine that fact.

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 02:11 PM EDT

Cherry Blossoms Are OK Despite Temperature Drop

Cherry Blossoms Are OK Despite Temperature Drop

Peak bloom is still set for Wednesday and Thursday, the National Park Service (NPS).

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 01:39 PM EDT

Enjoy the Blossoms, But Leave Your Drone at Home: FAA

Enjoy the Blossoms, But Leave Your Drone at Home: FAA

Take all the pictures and videos you want, but be sure to leave your drone at home, the FAA says.

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:04 PM EDT

Blossoms Without Crowds: Alternative Viewing Spots

Blossoms Without Crowds: Alternative Viewing Spots

As thousands of people flock to the Tidal Basin to see the blossoms in peak bloom, consider one of these alternative locations for an uninterrupted view.

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.