Cherry Blossom Guide

Cherry Blossom Photo Gallery

PHOTO: Lindsay G. McCullough -

Almost in the Pink

With the blossoms near peak bloom, residents and tourists alike traipsed around the Tidal Basin Tuesday to look at the famous cherry trees.

-- Paul Schwartzman

Blossom Forecast

Current cherry blossom peak forecast by the Park Service.

Cherry Blossom Peak Forecast: Early April

Cherry Trees, Loved To Death

Soil compaction is slowly killing many of the trees on parade this month.

Gusts at Kite Fest Prove to Be Too Much of a Good Thing

The last time Jack Maschhoff flew a kite was 70 years ago. Yesterday, the 84-year-old Detroiter relived the thrill, but only for a few chilly minutes.

Other Headlines

Scramble to the TopPost, Apr 2, 2005

Memory Blossoms Into a Winning EntryPost, Apr 3, 2005

Festival Starts With Hopes of SpringPost, Mar 27, 2005

Park Service Isn't BudgingPost, Mar 25, 2005

Cherry Blossom Q&APost, Mar 20, 2005

Live Online
Cherry Blossom Q&A

Diana Mayhew, executive director of the Cherry Blossom Festival, takes questions about the two-week celebration.

360º Blossom View

Interactive panorama from the National Mall during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Event Calendar
Saturday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10
Cherry Blossom Festival Rugby Tournament

Top Canadian and American rugby teams compete.

Saturday, April 9
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Featuring floats and bands from around the world, as well as the American and Japanese Cherry Blossom queens.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Saturday, April 9
Sakura Matsuri Street Festival
Cherry Blossom

The annual party includes a wide array of Japanese dance, music and martial arts.

  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 12th Street NW (Between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues)
  • 202-547-1500

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