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Cherry Blossom Parade Draws Thousands In D.C.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing a finale to three weeks of events as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.

04/12/2014

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Cherry Blossoms Worth The Wait For Thousands In D.C.

Worth the wait. After snow and rain, the cherry blossoms are at their peak.

04/10/2014

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Spring Snow Not Likely To Harm D.C. Cherry Blossoms

The spring snow is not expected to affect Washington’s famous cherry blossoms.

03/25/2013

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Pushed Back In D.C.

The National Park Service is updating its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia’s cherry trees, now saying the peak bloom will come in early April.

03/19/2013

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Celebrities To Join Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade are announcing a lineup of celebrities joining the festivities this week.

04/10/2012

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Festival Counts Down To Cherry Blossom Fireworks

An all-day series of performances and food events on Washington’s Southwest Waterfront is counting down to a fireworks show for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

04/07/2012

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Cherry Blossom 10K And 5K Runs To Close Streets

Drivers in Washington should expect street closures ahead of the Cherry Blossom 10k and 5k runs.

03/31/2012

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Metro Takes Holiday From Weekend Track Work

Cherry blossom season means a holiday from weekend track work for Metro riders.

03/31/2012

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Could Affect Cherry Blossom Parade In D.C.

Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington say they’re optimistic the event can go on, even if there is a government shutdown due to stalled budget negotiations.

04/06/2011

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Metro Expecting High Ridership For Cherry Blossoms

Metro is preparing for crowded conditions this weekend during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

04/03/2011

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Cherry Blossom Festival Underway In D.C.

Some of the most enduring symbols of Japan are the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.

03/29/2011

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D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival Opens With Family Day

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is opening with a day of children’s activities and art demonstrations at the National Building Museum in Washington.

03/26/2011

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