One of America's greatest celebrations of the spring seasons occurs every year and is called "The National Cherry Blossom Festival". The festival runs for three weeks to celebrate the gift of the Tidal Basin Cherry Trees to the United States from Japan in 1912.
There are many activities geared for the whole family throughout the festival.
You can take a ride and enjoy the beauty along the banks of the Potomac River in a beautiful, glass enclosed boat. Chefs prepare tasty appetizers and desserts aboard ship and you can even dance to live music. What a breathtaking view as you travel along the river.
One of the Festival’s largest spectator events is the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC which runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW.Standing room along the Parade route is free and open to the public. There are colorful helium balloons, beautiful floats, bands from all over the country and even other performers who make this a must see event.
And of course there are fireworks in the sky which light up the White House, Washington Memorial and other historic monuments in the distance.