Update: The National Park Service announced that the peak bloom (defined as when 70% of the blossoms are open), will be March 26 – March 30. For more information: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/2013/03/04/peak-bloom-dates-and-festival-info-announced/
Welcome to the Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration!
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.
Explore the site to learn more about the Festival and its events, the spectacular gift of trees, and everything you can do to make the most of your visit to the nation’s capital!