What is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC? The average peak bloom date, which is when 70% of the flowers of the cherry blossom trees are open, is around April 4. In the past, peak bloom has occurred as early as March 15 and as late as April 18. The entire blooming period can last up to 14 days, which includes the days leading up to peak bloom.
How long is the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC? The National Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20 – April 17 and offers an array of celebratory events that feature local businesses and provide a riveting showcase for Japanese culture.
Is the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC free? Watch performers from DC and Japan celebrate the beginning of the festival. While it is free, you do need to reserve. Tickets to the Opening Ceremony will be available to claim in February 2022. You can also watch online on the Festival’s YouTube Channel.
Do you need tickets for Cherry Blossom Festival DC? This year’s kick-off to the Cherry Blossom Festival will be on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street, NW & via livestream where world-famous performers will entertain guests. Tickets are free, but require online registrations.