Going Out Guide
2009 Cherry Blossom Festival
March 28 - April 12
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Seen the blossoms yet? We'll have a new photo from the Tidal Basin every day by 1 p.m.
From the Festival
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See Blossoms Bloom
National Park Service predicts
the cherry trees will bloom between March 28 and April 11, with peak bloom April 1-4.
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Saturday, April 11
The Cherry Blossom Festival goes out with a bang over the Southwest Waterfront.
National Arboretum Nature Tour
Instead of fighting crowds at the Tidal Basin, take a self-guided tour of the Arboretum's flowering trees.
More Festival Events
Tips, Maps and Features
From the Going Out Gurus
Dining options near the Tidal Basin
The area's top sushi happy hours
Can We Help?
Read our cherry blossom FAQ
Maps and Guides
Take Us With You
A printable guide to the Tidal Basin (PDF)
Which Tree is Which?
A guide to the Tidal Basin's flowering trees
Latest From the Festival
An Unlikely Japanese Idol
Jero, a 27-year-old singer from Pittsburgh, has become a star singing enka, a traditional music likened to "Japanese blues."
Blossoms Lure Crowds on Opening Weekend
Festival Bows to Green Wisdom
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PHOTO: 2004 photo, AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta; WEB EDITOR: Fritz Hahn - washingtonpost.com
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