WASHINGTON -- D.C. is about to look very pink. Beginning March 20 and running through April 14, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate the friendship between America and Japan with the blooming of approximately 3,750 trees.
Beginning March 20 with the Pink Tie Party and culminating in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on April 13, the 101st annual celebration will also feature over 150 daily cultural performances by local, national and international entertainers, sports competitions and more. A full list of events can be found on the National Cherry Blossom Festival website.
Monday morning the National Park Service announced this year's "peak blossom" prediction via Twitter -- and, great news, the dates coincide with the festival.
— The Official NCBF (@CherryBlossFest) March 4, 2013
More than a million people are expected to visit Washington over the four weeks of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
For those that are uncomfortable in large crowds, there are some other scenic tress in the D.C. suburbs.