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Cherry blossoms hang on the Tidal Basin as the Cherry Blossom Festival comes to a close Sunday. (credit: Cameron Thompson/All News 99.1)

Cherry Blossom Parade Coming to a Close; Drawing Thousands to D.C.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is bringing Washington’s springtime festival to a close Sunday as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.

04/12/2014

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Weather Takes Spring Out of Cherry Blossom Fest’s Step

Organizers of the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall say the event has been canceled because of rainy weather.

03/30/2014

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Five Reasons to Visit Washington, D.C. for Spring Break

There are many more than five reasons to choose D.C. for your upcoming spring break trip, but these reasons stand out.

03/08/2014

Crowds gather along Constitution Avenue

Cherry Blossom Parade Runs Along National Mall

The National Cherry Blossom Festival concludes this weekend, but not before the annual cherry blossom parade.

04/13/2013

A young woman in a kimono lights the Japanese stone lantern along the Tidal Basin in Washington on April 3, 2011. The lantern was carved 360 years ago and was first lit in 1651 to honor the third shogun of the Tokugawa period and was given to the City of Washington as a gift in 1954, as a symbol of friendship and peace between Japan and the United States. It is lit only once each year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

New Plaza in DC to Honor Origin of Cherry Blossoms

A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationship between the United States and Japan will soon have a more prominent place on the National Mall.

04/04/2013

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Cherry Blossom Festival Gets Tech Savvy

In its 101st year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is taking the tech leap.

03/21/2013

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D.C. Aquarium Open Later for Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Aquarium in Washington is holding extended hours during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/19/2013

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Cherry Blossoms to Thank for No Weekend Track Work

There’s no work taking place on the Metro system this weekend.

03/19/2013

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To Do in D.C.: National Cherry Blossom Festival

The festival runs through April 14 with peak blooming taking place between March 26 and March 30.

03/18/2013

Credit: George Mesthos, WNEW Reporter

Metro To Halt Weekend Maintenance One Month For Cherry Blossoms

Metro says it won’t conduct any maintenance work over the next four weekends because of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/23/2012

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