Sunday, March 29, 2009

The trees are blooming and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is now in full swing in Washington DC through April 12th.

Several DC area restaurants are participating in the “Cherry Picks” program with special cherry blossom inspired cuisine. Menu offerings include cherry cocktails, cherry salad, and salmon with cherry-basil sauce.

The festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington in 1912. The many activities include boat rides, film showings, the Freedom Walk, bike rides, and a kite festival. Most of the festival events are free of charge.

Go to for a complete schedule of programs and activities.