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2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 31, 2018
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By Sophia Barnes

Cherry Blossom Festival 2018: Your Essential Guide

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival has begun! The Yoshino cherry trees reached...View gallery

  • Peak Bloom at the Tidal Basin (April 8 to 12)
  • Find Your ‘Secret’ Blossom Spotting Space
  • Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Returns (Through April 29)
Apr 8, 2018

'Landmark for the Year': Cherry Blossoms Stun DC Visitors

'Landmark for the Year': Cherry Blossoms Stun DC Visitors

Thousands visited D.C.'s Tidal Basin to take in the splendor of the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. News4's Aimee Cho spoke to visitors who describe why they enjoy the sight so much.

Apr 6, 2018
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By NBC Washington

PHOTOS: Your Cherry Blossom Pics

The skies might be gray, but the blossoms are still pink, white and gorgeous.View gallery

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Apr 6, 2018

Go Now! Cherry Blossoms Hit Peak Bloom

Go Now! Cherry Blossoms Hit Peak Bloom

OK, it's super chilly outside, but D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms finally hit peak bloom Thursday!

Apr 7, 2018

Cherry Blossoms Weather Nippy Winds During Peak Bloom

Cherry Blossoms Weather Nippy Winds During Peak Bloom

It was a chilly Saturday, but the blossoms and their fans are out in force. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

Apr 3, 2018

Cherry Blossoms Begin to Bloom; Peak Bloom Expected Thurs.

Cherry Blossoms Begin to Bloom; Peak Bloom Expected Thurs.

It's really happening! D.C.'s cherry blossoms have begun to bloom, and their expected peak bloom dates have been bumped up.

Apr 2, 2018
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By Jim Iovino

PHOTOS: Cherry Blossoms Through the Years

Peak bloom is almost here! Get excited by taking look back at these stunning...View gallery

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Apr 6, 2018

Think You Know Cherry Blossoms? Take Our Quiz

Think You Know Cherry Blossoms? Take Our Quiz

Now that the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom, here's a quiz to test your knowledge on the iconic trees that draw visitors from all over the world to Washington D.C. for their beauty.

Mar 28, 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

We're still waiting on the actual blossoms, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing! Read on for some of the key events, or check out the full schedule here.

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.