The day the District’s Yoshino cherry blossoms reach peak bloom is predicted to be between March 22 and March 25 this year, the National Park Service announced.
The occurrence may be watched in real time through the Bloom Cam, which allows people to view the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin online 24/7 from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental.
However, the dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is taking place fully in-person in 2022 after largely virtual celebrations in the past two years due to the coronavirus crisis.
The festival is scheduled to run from March 20 to April 17, and its famous parade that spans 10 blocks along Constitution Avenue Northwest will occur on April 9. It also features an opening ceremony, a parade, and lively events including a pink tie party, and a kite festival.
WE HAVE BIG NEWS! 🚨
Peak bloom prediction dates were just announced at @1331maryland! @NationalMallNPS predicts that the cherry trees will bloom on March 22- March 25. 🌸🌸🌸
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— National Cherry Blossom Festival 🌸 (@CherryBlossFest) March 1, 2022
“DC is open and that means that the National Cherry Blossom Festival is back in person,” DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said back in November. “In neighborhoods across DC, the cherry blossoms have been a bright spot during the past two years, a beautiful reminder of hope and renewal. Now, we can’t wait to welcome visitors back to Washington, DC to experience the full in-person 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival and all that DC has to offer.”
Organizers of the festival announced this week that actor, comedian and samurai martial artist Yoshi Amao will co-host the opening ceremony together with Emmy-winning meteorologist Veronica Johnson.
The event’s sponsors include Amazon, Events DC, DowntownDC, Mars, Destination DC, National Park Service, the DC government, and the Embassy of Japan.
To purchase tickets for the parade, please click here.