Cherry Blossoms shown along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
The National Park Service says peak bloom time for the cherry blossoms begins this weekend — when 70 percent of the blossoms are in full bloom. NPS has had to recalculate their prediction several times due to cold temperatures.
This weekend's expected bloom coincides with the Southwest Fireworks Waterfront Festival, taking place on Saturday at 1 p.m. The eight-hour event includes a variety of family-friendly activities such as face painting, model boat making, and live musical performances.
The festival, which will be located at 600 Water Street SW, will also include a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 8:30 p.m.