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10 Reasons Why You Should Go To The Cherry Blossom Festival

For more information visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/

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    The Tidal Basin will be surrounded by 3,750 blossoming cherry trees of 16 varieties
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    This year’s anticipated peak bloom is April 8-12, so the clock is ticking…
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    It’s a good excuse for a picnic
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    There’s a parade…
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    And paddle-boating...
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    There’s even a ranger-led Lantern Walk where you can bring a flashlight and enjoy the memorials and blossoms at night
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    Artists like Jay Sean, Candice Glover, Regina Belle, Aaron Carter and Sheena Easton will be performing
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    You can bring your dog for a Pups ‘n’ Petals walk at the Lincoln Memorial
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    You can start your day early with a guided running tour through 3.5 miles of D.C.
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    The Smithsonian American Art Museum will have floral-themed craft activities, live music, and gardening demonstrations