March 20 - April 15, 2018

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Peak Bloom Prediction Announced

The National Park Service today predicted the peak bloom of the cherry trees as March 14 – March 17. To coincide with the prediction, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will begin five days early on Wednesday, March 15 with the opening of the Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Performance Stage. The Festival will continue as scheduled with over four full weeks of programming through April 16. With this earlier opening, the Festival is still looking for volunteers for its Tidal Basin Welcome Area, apply here today!