Maryland Blogger: Visiting Washington, DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival

Visiting Washington, DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival

Visiting Washington, DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival

 

I hope that many readers will have the opportunity to visit Washington, DC this spring for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Park Service is predicting that the cherry blossoms will at their peak from March 31 through April 3, 2016. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20th through April 17th.

Make your reservations now and plan to enjoy the cherry blossoms and to explore the District of Columbia. You might even want to visit the giant pandas at the National Zoo.

 

 

Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5918 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/3.5, 1/80 sec., ISO-80, 16 mm, No Flash  Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5918
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/3.5, 1/80 sec., ISO-80, 16 mm, No Flash 
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 25 commentsRoy Kelley • March 03 2016 12:18PM

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One of these years I need to visit.  I have yet to see this and it's on my bucket list.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. I have heard such wonderful things about Washington DC during cherry blossom season. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

I have never been to DC for the cherry blossom festival. It is on my bucket list.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

I believe it's earlier this year than last. We visited last year and it was really beautiful. A sight to behold. Definitely a trip worth taking. Enjoy

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty (Regal | Christie's International Real Estate) over 3 years ago

We have been there a few times during this beautiful time of the year. They must be almost ready for their show!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 3 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Roy, I lived in DC many years ago, and that was just beautiful seeing the cherry blossoms.   I miss that part!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. I think that this would be a great trip. I love your photo too. I though you might go to the Philadelphia Flower show.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Roy,

This is definitely on our list as well as the one in Japan...I love the Japanese love of cherry blossoms as expressed in their Haiku poems.

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”  Kobayashi Issa  

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Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

That sounds like it would be a lot of fun and if I lived nearby, I would certainly try to attend!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

Hi Roy.  I haven't been to Washington during blossom time.  Some day.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

Now that would be a great way to spend my birthday! Seeing the Cherry Blossoms in D.C. is a trip worthwhile!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

It wont be long now Roy Kelley , spring is coming quick. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 3 years ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to receive your comments.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Maybe we will take Lake up for that when he gets a little older ....I know it's beautiful!

Hope you have a great day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 3 years ago

Roy, We did get to see the Cherry Blossoms in Washington a few years ago and it aws a special treat. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

Roy, it has been a while since I have seen the Cherry Blossoms. I use to work at the Dept of Commerce and use to take walks on my lunch hour to see the beautiful blossoms.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 3 years ago

I would enjoy making that trip but I don't think I will be doing it this year. Sounds beautiful. 

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 3 years ago

I have the Cherry Blossom Festival on my Bucket List, Roy. . .But, not this year!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing the Cherry Blossom festival Roy.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

I would love to be able to attend the festival one day. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments and for your continued support. Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

The forecast for peak cherry blossom blooms has moved up.

The 2016 cherry blossom peak bloom dates are now March 18 until March 23.

That's a nearly two weeks ahead of what had beenpredicted just a week ago, and almost a month ahead of the peak in 2015: April 10.

It's an unusually early start, but not unprecedented. The earliest peak bloom on record is March 15, 1990.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

We have a rainy Monday morning in Kentlands but the birds were singing when I went out to pick up The Washington Post. Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago
The Main Street Farmers and Artists Market is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
at the Main Street Pavilion
one block off Kentlands Boulevard
 
301 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Free Parking  
on Main Street and surrounding streets and
in the parking lot behind the shops along Main Street
 
 
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