• Cherry Blossom Festival

    Cherry Blossom Festival

    District of Columbia

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Cherry blossom trees bloom along the Potomac River shortly before sunset.

Cherry blossom trees

John Kirkpatrick / NPS

2014 Event Dates

Trip Planning Resources

Services and Enrichment

Ranger Programs including kids' activities, talks, walks, bike tours, jogging tours, and more are a great way to enjoy the park, enjoy the blossoms, and learn in a leisurely setting.

Did You Know?


The first cherry trees were ceremonially planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Japanese Viscountess Iwa Chinda on March 27, 1912. 3,020 trees were planted throughout the modern National Mall and Memorial Parks as a gift from Tokyo, Japan to Washington, D.C. More...