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2017 Blossom Kite Festival


Mar 31, 2017

SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival

April 01, 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 1 for the Blossom Kite Festival featuring all day free family fun.

10 AM – 4:30 PM

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


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.

Click here to view guidelines for this year’s Kite Makers Competition.

Kick Off Parade 10 AM
Kite Ballets & Demos 10:30 AM
Adult Kite Makers Competition 11 AM
Team Island Quad 1 PM
Hot Tricks Showdown 1:30 PM
Show Kites Demo 2:30 PM
Rokkaku Battle and Puzzle Rokkaku 3 PM
Kite Arch and Awards 4 PM

Family Field Sponsored by Macy’s
Practice Fly for Youth Kite Makers Competition 10:30 AM
Youth Kite Makers Competition 11 AM
Youth Kite Makers Awards 12 Noon
Bol Races 12:30 PM
Blossom Build-Off Competition 1:45 PM
Team Island Quad Kids Show 3 PM
Bubbles 3:30 PM
Parachute Fun 4 PM

The rain date is Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Blossom Kite Festival

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