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National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Apr 13, 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.

Apr 4, 2019

Photos That Might Make You Rethink Seeing the Cherry Blossom

Photos That Might Make You Rethink Seeing the Cherry Blossom

What visions of the cherry blossoms swirl in your head? Romantic picnics? Snapping your next Instagram photo? These are the dreams of the estimated 1.5 million people who visit D.C.

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
Apr 1, 2019

Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom

Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom

The famed cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., have reached peak bloom.

Apr 1, 2019

Cherry Blossoms Approach Peak Bloom

Cherry Blossoms Approach Peak Bloom

The cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., are set to reach peak bloom on Monday, April 1. News4's Aimee Cho reports from one of the prime viewing spots, the Tidal Basin.

Mar 31, 2019

Peak Bloom Forecast: Wind Gusts and Chilly Temps

Peak Bloom Forecast: Wind Gusts and Chilly Temps

Temperatures are set to plummet as the cherry blossoms approach peak bloom.

Mar 29, 2019

Cherry Trees Sprout Puffy White Blossoms; Peak Bloom Is Next

Cherry Trees Sprout Puffy White Blossoms; Peak Bloom Is Next

The National Park Service announced Thursday that 70 percent of the Yoshino cherry trees have reached the puffy white stage.

Apr 2, 2019

Best of the Cherry Blossoms: 1 Bloom-Filled Day Around DC

Best of the Cherry Blossoms: 1 Bloom-Filled Day Around DC <br />

It's time to plan your best cherry blossom viewing day ever.

Mar 26, 2019

Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom Prediction Bumped up to April 1

Cherry Blossoms' Peak Bloom Prediction Bumped up to April 1

Make your plans — quickly. D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms are now expected to reach peak bloom April 1, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Tuesday.

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. More than a century later, the trees and their blossoms still entice thousands to gather at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their beauty and sense of goodwill. Send your pictures to isee@nbcwashington.com or tag @nbcwashington on Twitter.