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For roughly three weeks every year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival organization holds multiple events around the city to commemorate Japan's gift of Yoshino cherry trees back in 1912 and their bloom! The cherry trees are mainly around the Tidal Basin where you can catch views of several Washington monuments, like the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.


Hours: Vary per event


Prices: Vary per event



  • Pink Tie Party - March 22, 2019
  • Opening Ceremony & SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration - March 23, 2019
  • Blossom Kite Festival - March 30, 2019
  • Blossom Bash - April 5, 2019
  • Petalpalooza - April 6, 2019
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - April 13, 2019


  • What is the best time of day to see the cherry blossoms?

    From sunrise to sunset the cherry blossoms will be gorgeous! But if you are looking for parking or for just less foot traffic, try early morning and the evening. Weekends are typically busier so if you can, pop down on a weekday to visit.
  • Do you have to go on a tour to see the cherry blossoms?

    No. The cherry blossom trees are viewable by foot, but there are tour options available if you are looking for a guide or just want a new experience…like viewing the blossoms by kayak or canoe!


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