Blossom Watch

Cherry Blossom events

Tuesday, April 2

National Cherry Blossom Festival Community Art Show. Stop by Union Station to view hundreds of entries in the youth art contest from District students. For the first time, the public votes on the overall winning entry. Coordinated with the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative. Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Metro: Union Station

Cherry Blossom River Tours. See the blossoms and enjoy a 60- or 90- minute narrated tour on any of Capital Yacht Charters’ motorized yachts. Cost: $40-$50 per person. 1300 Maine Ave. SW. Metro: Smithsonian

A cluster of Yoshino cherry trees near Hains Point may be the remnants of Japan's first gift of trees.

Blossoms by Bike River Ride. Ride along the Mount Vernon Trail from Old Town Alexandria to the District and experience views of the cherry blossoms from across the Potomac River. Continue into the District and around the Tidal Basin where you will see the blossoms up close and learn the history of the trees. Various times, locations and prices. See for details.

The D.C. Cherry Blossom Guide 2013 is your Washington Post app with all information you need to get the most out of your annual Cherry Blossom Festival experience. Find it free at the App Store.

For details on all events, visit The Cherry Blossom hotline is 877-44BLOOM (442-5666). All events are free unless otherwise noted.