The blooming of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the natural beauty of our nation's capital city. The famous trees, a gift of Japan in 1912, signal Washington's beginning of spring with an explosion of life and color that surrounds the Tidal Basin in a sea of pale pink and white blossoms. In 2017, come visit the Welcome Tent area of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, March 18-April 2. Use this site to help plan your visit!
Last updated: March 14, 2017