In Bloom

National Cherry Blossom Festival

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In Arlington, stay just minutes from Cherry Blossom Festival activities while enjoying hotel rates that average 20 percent less than those in downtown Washington, D.C.

A four-week spring festival happens when a sea of pink blossoms emerges around the Tidal Basin, an unforgettable sight! Events take place to honor the close bond between the United States and Japan, which gifted the cherry blossom trees in 1912. See free stage performances, participate in a kite-flying competition and watch a parade during The National Cherry Blossom Festival. Explore all the events and make a plan to attend the greatest springtime celebration in the United States.

Jefferson Memorial

Discover the history and significance behind the festival.

Cherry Blossom tree in Washington, DC

See the National Park Service's predicted dates for peak bloom.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

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Metro

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