Thereís an environmental film festival, kite festivals, flower shows, sake tastings, and of course some fireworks. As things start to wind down the official parade steps off on April 12, as vibrant costumes, elaborate floats, and giant balloons do their thing down Constitution Avenue. The parade is open to one and all with no admission; however, if youíre looking for a better view up in the grandstand there are ticketing options starting at $20.
For now weíll encourage you to start thinking about checking things out, and we shall keep our eyes on the status of the peak bloom prediction. You can do the same right over here, and you can even do your best to make a guess. The average peak bloom date from 1992 through 2013 is March 31, but last year things didnít come out of hiding from the winter until around April 9.