The National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20- April 13, 2014) takes place in Washington, DC every Spring and is packed with shows, parades and other cultural events. Washington turns pink as the many cherry blossom trees in the city start to bloom.
Peak bloom dates predicted to be April 8-12, so as long as Mother Nature cooperates, the trees will be in beautiful bloom during the festival dates. The National Park Service website offers a blossom cam, as well as updated predictions on blooming dates.
From parades to fireworks to paddle boat rides on the Tidal Basin, the family friendly festival has something for everyone!
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