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On March 17, 2024, the National Park Service announced that the trees have PEAK BLOOM! The blossoms are still blooming and we encourage you to check them out on our #BloomCam if you can’t visit the Tidal Basin.

Peak bloom is when 70% of the iconic cherry blossoms open on the Yoshino cherry trees around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. The full blooming period lasts from several days to up to two weeks, depending on weather conditions.

When will peak bloom dates be available for 2025?

While peak bloom has occurred the blossoms are still blooming at the Tidal Basin. While the blooming period is difficult to predict more than ten days in advance, the Festival has so much to offer throughout a City in Bloom no matter when the blossoms bloom.

The 2025 National Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20 – Sun April 13. Sign up for email updates to be the first to know about peak bloom in 2025 and all things blossoming throughout the year!

National Park Service

Our friends at the National Park Service offer a wide array of cherry blossom resources and educational resources —  from understanding the five stages of bloom to the history of the trees as they’ve reached each stage – past and present. For those who celebrate the blossoms from afar, these resources are an incredible way to experience the blooms if you can’t be there in person.

Adopt a Cherry Tree Today!​

The Trust for the National Mall invites you to Adopt a Cherry Tree to help care for each of the 3,700 cherry trees on the National Mall. The Trust’s Adopt a Cherry Tree program supports the National Park Service’s year-round efforts to preserve and protect the beloved cherry trees. You can make an individual gift, start or join a crowdfunding team, and help spread the word! Donations at any level are welcome.



#BloomCam, brought to you by the Trust for the National Mall, in partnership with the National Park Service and Earthcam, is a 24/7, live, real-time view of the cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin, one of the most popular and iconic sites in Washington, DC. Positioned on the Salamander Washington DC rooftop, #BloomCam offers year-round views of the cherry trees and their seasonal changes to viewers worldwide and is highlighted here during Bloom Watch as we await the peak blooms.

Special Thanks to EarthCam for their support in making the #BloomCam possible!


Save the Dates for the 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Wednesday, March 20 - Sunday, April 14

What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin blossoms throughout Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. Plan your Festival experience today, and click the button below to get the latest updates on all things blossoms!