Every year the National Park Service estimates the peak bloom period for the Washington DC cherry blossom trees. Peak bloom dates are defined as when 70% of the blossoms are open.
The National Park Service (NPS) has updated the peak bloom prediction of the cherry blossom trees for April 6-8, 2013.
(The National Park Service previously announced that the peak bloom would be April 3-6, 2013, 2013, but cooler temperatures caused the prediction to be updated.)
The 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival, is held from March 20 – April 14, 2013. click here for a calendar of events.
If you are coming into town for the festival, make sure you have your hotel reservations now!
For more information about the festival, visit our National Cherry Blossom Festival page.