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National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 6, 2019

Cherry Blossom Season: Your Essential Guide

Cherry Blossom Season: Your Essential Guide

Start prepping for big festival events, pick your favorite viewing spots and find other ways to celebrate the blossoms through art, music and food.

Mar 6, 2019

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Predicted for April 3-6

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Dates Predicted for April 3-6

It's really happening! The National Park Service revealed its prediction for the cherry blossoms' peak bloom dates Wednesday.

Mar 25, 2017
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By Darlene Aderoju

13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms (Minus the Crowds)

When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who...View gallery

  • Founder's Park
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • American University
Mar 19, 2019

Live Countdown: How Many Hours & Minutes Until Spring?

Live Countdown: How Many Hours & Minutes Until Spring?

Still bundled up against the cold? It may feel like winter will never go away. But we're counting down to spring with you.

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 7, 2019

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Opens With New Ramen Room

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Opens With New Ramen Room

Peak bloom for D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms isn't expected until early April, but Drink Company's third annual Cherry Blossom Pop-Up is already back in business.

Dec 19, 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival Helps DC Dance Team Get New Costumes

Cherry Blossom Festival Helps DC Dance Team Get New Costumes

Back in October, we met the Benning Court Dance Team as they worked to raise money for new uniforms. The team fell short of their goal, but the Cherry Blossom Festival stepped up and made sure the girls...

Apr 6, 2018
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By NBC Washington

Flashback: Your 2018 Cherry Blossom Pics

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

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Feb 28, 2019

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Now Open in DC

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar Now Open in DC

It's almost cherry blossom season, and D.C.'s popular Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar is back open. Here's a look at the offerings this year, including floral-themed cocktails, and ramen. 

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.