100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 07:04 AM EDT

Artist to Do Japanese Ink Painting at Reagan National

Artist to Do Japanese Ink Painting at Reagan National

An artist who does Japanese ink painting will demonstrate her art at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in honor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 02:24 PM EDT

This Year's Cherry Blossoms: Late Bloomers

This Year's Cherry Blossoms: Late Bloomers

The cherry blossoms have entered their first two phases this year later than any time in the past decade.

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 at 10:17 AM EDT

WATCH: Cherry Blossom Festival Kick-Off

WATCH: Cherry Blossom Festival Kick-Off

The Warner Theatre hosted the opening ceremony for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, on March 21, 2015.

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 03:50 PM EDT

Cherry Blossom Festival Still Blooming

Cherry Blossom Festival Still Blooming

We're inching ever-closer toward spring, and that means we have a lot to look forward to: blue skies, short sleeves, ridiculously long lines at car washes... and, of course, the National Cherry Blossom...

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.