National Mall

National Mall

National Cherry Blossom Festival is in Full Swing

March 30, 2011, 7:08 am

The National Cherry Blossom Festival at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is in full swing! The peak bloom period is expected to last through April 1, and the festival runs through April 10.

To make the most of your trip, check out our list of Things to Do during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has also released a free app that lists and maps all events, gives visitors access to the latest festival news and lets you customize your own festival schedule. The app is available for Android and iPhone. A schedule of events and related feature stories is available at

And if you can't make it there in person, check out the live cherry blossom webcam on or click through the Washington Post's gallery of festival photos.