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COVID-19 Response
The public is encouraged to virtually experience the cherry blossoms this year to help avoid crowding at the Tidal Basin and prevent the spread of COVID-19. More>>>

Join visitors from all over the world for an annual festival celebrating culture and history. Learn all about the flowering cherry trees, become a Bloomin' Junior Ranger, and much more! From this page, you can walk or boat the Tidal Basin with 360° views, join park ranger programs, and find many other virtual ways to explore Washington, DC's grandest springtime tradition! Virtually visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival with our partner, too, and watch performances from their National Cherry Blossom Festival stage.

A junior ranger logo around a park service hat on a background of blooming cherry trees

Cherry Blossom Kids

Become a Bloomin' Junior Ranger and explore educational content all about cherry trees.

Rows of paddleboats docked in a large tidal basin

360° Virtual Sightseeing and Tours

Virtually explore the Tidal Basin and the nearby monuments from a paddle boat or by foot with these 360-degree images.

Screenshot of a live web cam showing a cherry blossom flower

Bloom Cam

Watch the blooming of the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin from a webcam hosted by our partner, the Trust for the National Mall.

The Washington Monument seen from across the Tidal Basin, cherry trees in bloom

Cherry Blossom Gallery

Take a virtual stroll through a photo gallery with these images celebrating the springtime blooming of cherry trees.

Cluster of pink cherry blossom flowers

Digital Backgrounds

Download high-resolution images of the cherry blossoms to use during video meetings and gatherings.

Passport Stamp reading

Virtual Passport Stamp

Do you collect national park passport cancellation stamps? Congratulations, you've found the Virtual Cherry Blossom Festival stamp!

A background of cherry trees surrounding the NPS logo over the blue-check verified Twitter account name @NationalMallNPS

Follow the Bloom on Social Media


Follow the National Mall and Memorial Parks social media channels leading up to and during the bloom using @NationalMallNPS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Follow the National Cherry Blossom Festival on Instagram and Twitter at @CherryBlossFest and on Facebook at @CherryBlossomFestival.

Last updated: April 2, 2021