Only weeks after the worst snowstorm in decades, we have moved on! Forget snow, this weekend is the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I consider this the unofficial start of tourist season, although the last three weeks I've noticed an up-tick in full double decker buses and open mapped wanderers downtown.
The NCBF begins on March 27 and ends April 11. Tomorrow the festival kicks off with the Family Day and Opening Ceremonies at the National Building Museum on Judiciary Square. The Family Day will feature kid and parent friendly activities and the day will end with the official Festival opening. Japanese Ambassador to the United States