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DC Cherry Blossoms

The Cherry Blossoms Are Back

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Washington DC’s back in person – and back in bloom!

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The Nation’s Capital gets that rosy pink glow with the National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20-April 14, 2024

The annual event commemorates Tokyo’s 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington DC as a symbol of friendship between the United States and Japan. Every spring, the Tidal Basin and National Mall burst into bloom, bringing visitors from around the world to view the pink and white spectacle and participate in festivities including the parade, kite festival, and Japanese street festival – now back in person!

Experience the beauty of Washington DC’s cherry blossoms when you stay at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Downtown DC, minutes to the National Mall and top cherry blossom festival events by Metro, bike or foot. Book now for exclusive packages, programming and more!

Kite Festival



When is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC?

The cherry blossoms in Washington DC usually bloom around the end of March into early April.

How long do cherry blossoms last past peak bloom?

You can expect a beautiful sight for at least a few days before the peak bloom date and at least a few days after. Sometimes they can be out for a couple of weeks.

How long will the cherry blossoms be in DC?

The flowers generally last one or two weeks, but how long they stay around depends on the weather.

How far away are the cherry blossoms from Monaco DC?

The cherry blossoms are located 1.2 miles (5 minute drive or 20 minute walk) away from Monaco DC.