What is the National Cherry Blossom Festival?
Nothing signifies the spring arrival in Washington DC like the National Cherry Blossom Festival-a three-week tradition that showcases the stunning gift of 3,000 cherry trees that Tokyo City gave Washington DC in 1912.
The annual event features over 200 global cultural performances and over 90 other unique events. From exhibits and arts to sports and cuisine, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. This event kicks off Washington’s busy tourist season and comprises numerous special activities.
This year’s festival is scheduled to take place from March 20-April 15. Here’s a list of ways to enjoy this festival.
The trees on the Tidal Basin are the major attraction during this festival. Consider taking a stroll along the Tidal Basin and enjoy the spectacular views of the trees and the most iconic landmarks in the city. Make sure you take the chance to hone your photography skills by taking some excellent photos.
The Memorials on the Basin
This is the most beautiful time to view the Memorials on the Basin in Washington D.C. You can view the Jefferson Memorial, located at a prime spot on the Tidal Basin. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about the contributions and life of America’s third president and the writer of the Declaration of Independence. You’ll also enjoy some stunning views of the National Mall.
The festival gives you an opportunity to rent a paddleboat for 2-4 passengers and enjoy some magnificent views of the monuments and cherry trees from the water. It’s advisable you make advanced reservations during this festival because it’s a busy period of the year. This activity is fun for all ages and a good way of entertaining kids during the festival.
If you’re seeking an event that will keep you busy and entertained during spring, you’ll certainly want to attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year.