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The 2013 Cherry Blossom Kite Festival is pictured. (Credit: Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Weekend Guide: What’s Happening in Your Area March 27 – 29

Spring has finally arrived! And while it may not feel like it outside yet, there’s at least plenty to do to celebrate the new season this weekend.


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2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Events

With temperatures dropping and leaves falling, it’s the perfect time to announce the dates for the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival in spring.


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.


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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.


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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.


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Cherry Blossom Parade Runs Along National Mall

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


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.


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Cherry Blossom Festival Gets Tech Savvy

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


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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.


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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.