Cherry Blossoms Festives


Get ready to step into spring the cherry blossoms were ready for their time to shine. On March 28th the national park had announced that the flowering cherry blossoms have reached their peak bloom after temps had gone well above average. Every year millions of people look forward to seeing the beautiful cherry trees, but the CDC had other plans. The cherry blossom festival was always the highlight of the beginning the start of spring.


The Cherry blossom festival was limited pedestrians and vehicles access to the cherry blossoms by the CDC, but the national cherry blossom committee had thought of another way to enjoy the blooming of the cherry blossoms and the start of spring. The cherry blossom petal porch parade was thought in these struggling times, porches were fully decorated in a cherry blossom theme from March 20th to April 13th.


The Cherry blossom festival has always been from the end of March to the second week of April. Viewing the cherry blossoms this spring was harder than normal, because of the CDC’s restrictions to crowed sizes. if you weren’t one of the lucky ones to see the cherry blossoms in person you could have virtually visited the blossoms. This year we were able to view the cherry blossoms virtually through the trust of the national mall’s bloom cam getting live footage of the beautiful blossoms 24/7, from all around the world.


The Cherry blossom petal porch parade was new to the spring festival, the petal porch parade is of selected neighborhoods in northern Virginia, D.C, and Maryland that fully decorate their porches or houses in a Cherry blossom theme. From March 20th to April 13th you were able to go see the porches by walking, riding a bike, and or driving around and take pictures of the participating neighborhoods. You can view some of the porches of cars that have participated in the petal porch parade on the national cherry blossom festivals online gallery.#petalporchparade


Don’t worry if you missed the festival and petal porch parade. They weren’t the only festivity, there are still more events happening and coming like the Art in bloom which is going on until May 31st, 2021. The celebration show will be happening on June 30, 2021. For more information visit #Stepintospring