The peak cherry blossom dates have been announced for Washington, DC. The peak times for viewing the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin will range from April 3rd to the 8th. More information can be found here.
The cherry blossom season is a popular time for tourists to come to Washington, not only to view the trees in full bloom, but to partake in some of the cultural activities that surround the event.
Many readers may not know this, but the two week long National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is the largest event of its kind in the United States. Throughout March and early April, the nation's capital hosts cultural events that highlight US-Japan relations and the cultural exchange between our two nations. More information on the festival, as well as the cherry blossom street fair (sakura matsuri) can be found here.