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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/ 3/2009

Cherry Blossom Peak Dates Announced

By Stephanie Merry

It's hard to imagine with the arctic temperatures outside that cherry blossoms will be blooming around the tidal basin in just a month's time, but according to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, it's true. Peak dates were announced this morning, and the trees should be at their most spectacular from April 3-9.

[Update: The Park Service's new prediction for peak bloom is April 1-4 and the blooming period will be March 28 through April 11.]


(Ron Edmonds/AP Photo)

The festival kicks off a week earlier on March 28 with a family day at the National Building Museum and the Smithsonian Kite Festival on the Mall, while the parade -- featuring "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, Miss America and Elmo -- is slated for Saturday, April 4. Fireworks light up the skies over the Southwest Waterfront on April 11. The festivities run through April 12; see our longer list of Cherry Blossom events.

-- Stephanie

By Stephanie Merry  | March 3, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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