WASHINGTON -- The 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival is about to welcome spring in Washington D.C. The blooms are coming, specials have been announced and tourists from around the world are making plans to commemorate the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C.
Earlier this month the National Park Service announced "peak blossom" prediction of March 26 to 30. On Friday, March 15 the Capital Weather Gang predicted peak bloom to occur April 5. It seems that planning around the weather, or the blooms, may be unpredictable.
It is possible to plan adventures without knowing the exact peak bloom dates.
Earlier this week we released a list of restaurants participating in the cherry festivities.
And here, we've compiled a list of ten events worth attending during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Whether you're interested in viewing the trees on water, want to party in a warehouse or fly a kite with a few thousand friends, we've got cherry blossom-related fun for you: