Beginning on the First Day of Spring, March 20, 2013, and running through April 14, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate spring with the blooming of nearly 3,750 Yoshino cherry trees, gifts from Japan.
Peak blossom time, defined as the opening of at least 70% of the cherry blossoms, is predicted this year to be April 3-6.
The Festival kicks off on March 20 with the annual Pink Tie Party, which features delicious spring-, cherry- and blossom-inspired cuisine and cocktails from the area's top chefs. The fundraiser benefits National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to “promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.”
In addition to viewing the cherry blossoms, plan to enjoy the D.C. Metro Food Tour: Experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival through the history, architecture and most importantly, local cuisine. “Expand and challenge the palette with an array of delicious dishes inspired by both cherries and the area’s Japanese influence.”
Washington, D.C., area timeshare rentals are budget-friendly and can make your Cherry Blossom spring break a delight.