Cherry Blossoms

Washington celebrates the blooming of its cherry blossoms every spring. This premiere event brings people from around the world to the city.

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Expect crowded Metro trains for cherry blossoms all weekend

WTOP's Ari Ashe reports

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 10:44am EDT

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Cherry blossom visitors urged to avoid driving

Throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival visitors are urged to avoid driving because of a lack of public parking, street closures, congestion and the risk of those ubiquitous pink parking tickets.

Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:28am EDT

Local singers invited to compete at Cherry Blossom Festival

Time is running out to submit your application to compete for a spot singing at the National Cherry Blossom Parade.

Sunday - 11/10/2013, 03:35pm EST
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Cherry Blossom Festival to host American Idol-esque singing competition in 2014

Thanks to the "Sing into Spring" competition, budding singers in the D.C. region have a chance to put their talents on display next year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 12:10pm EDT

Report: Body found in Tidal Basin is identified

The body found early Thursday morning in the Tidal Basin has not been officially identified, but sources tell ABC7 the body is a tourist who disappeared on Easter Sunday.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:08am EDT

Blossoms, sports, politics yield record-busting Metro ridership

Wednesday was the busiest ridership day for Metrorail since 2010, topping even January's inauguration ridership, and the fourth busiest day in transit system's 37-year history.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:58pm EDT

Cherry blossoms reach their peak

The cherry blossoms officially reached their peak Tuesday.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 10:27am EDT
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Cherry blossoms on the brink of full bloom

The cherry blossoms are not in full bloom yet, but they are beginning to pop.

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 12:36pm EDT

Nonprofit doing cleaning timed to cherry blossoms

Nonprofit group doing spring cleaning timed to cherry blossom season

Friday - 04/05/2013, 05:45am EDT

NPS pushes back cherry tree bloom in D.C., again

National Park Service pushes back cherry tree peak bloom in Washington for a second time

Friday - 04/05/2013, 04:22am EDT

Cherry blossoms pay no respect to tourists' travel plans

WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 09:03am EDT

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Good to Go: Celebrate spring with cherry blossom treats

Raspberries, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. That's all you need to make a seasonal, tasty and fun treat the whole family can enjoy.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:04am EDT

Weekend guide: National Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring has been reluctant this year, but temperatures are finally starting to rise and that means it's cherry blossom time. Spend this Easter weekend strolling with your loved ones and checking out the sites.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 11:47am EDT

Spring snow not likely to harm D.C. cherry blossoms

Park Service: Spring snow not expected to affect DC's cherry blossoms

Monday - 03/25/2013, 03:08pm EDT
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Cherry blossom Petal Pass gives retail discounts

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is offering discounts at area businesses, including Macys, Subway and Georgetown Cupcakes.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 11:03am EDT

Advice for viewing the cherry blossoms

Here's what you need to know about Metro and parking during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:44am EDT

Cherry blossom app puts events at your fingertips

Can't wait for the Cherry Blossom Festival to start? Good news - there's an app for that.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:24am EDT

NPS pushes back cherry tree peak bloom in D.C.

The National Park Service is updating its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia's cherry trees, now saying the peak bloom will come in early April.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 12:03pm EDT

DC aquarium open later for Cherry Blossom Festival

National Aquarium in Washington will have extended hours during Cherry Blossom Festival

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 11:39am EDT

Cherry blossom festival searches for volunteers

For those interested in an inside perspective on the festival, opportunities are available at myriad events all over the city.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:28pm EST
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