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Blossom Kite Festival

Time:

10 AM – 4:30 PM

Location:

Grounds of the Washington Monument near 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW (Map)

Cost:

FREE

About

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season. The seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field. Kites will also be available for purchase onsite.

 

2018 Activity Schedule:

Competition and Demonstration Field

Kick-Off Parade…………………………….…………………………..10:00 AM

Kite Ballets & Demos…………………………………………….10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Adult Kite Makers Competition……………………………….11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wind Jammers and Wings Over Washington…………….12:00 – 12:30 PM

Demonstrations…………………………………………………….……12:30 – 1:30 PM

Hot Tricks Showdown…………………………………………….1:30 – 2:30 PM

Rokkaku Battle………………………………………………………2:45 – 3:30 PM

Wind Jammers and Wings Over Washington………………3:30 – 4:00 PM

Kite Arch and Awards……………………………………………..4:00 – 4:30 PM

 

Family Field

Practice Fly for Youth Kite Makers……………………………10:30 – 11:00 AM

Youth Kite Makers Competition……………………………….11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Youth Kite Makers Awards………………………………………12:00 – 12:30 PM

Blossom Build-off Competition………………………………..12:30 – 1:45 PM

Bol Races………………………………………………………………2:00 – 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to learn more about the 2018 Kite Makers Competition.

 

Getting there:

Metro: Smithsonian, Orange/Blue lines. Use Trip Planner.
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