Blossom Kite Festival

SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival

WHAT: Blossom Kite Festival

WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM

WHERE: Washington Monument National Monument, 2 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20024

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season with the Blossom Kite Festival! This annual DC tradition 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). Kites will also be available for purchase onsite.

The Blossom Kite Festival is free and open to the public.


– Competition and Demonstration Field –
10:00 AM: Kick-Off Parade
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Kite Ballets & Demos
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Adult Kite Makers Competition
12:00 – 12:30 PM: Wind Jammers and Wings Over Washington
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Demonstrations
1:30 – 2:30 PM: Hot Tricks Showdown
2:45 – 3:30 PM: Rokkaku Battle
3:30 – 4:00 PM: Wind Jammers and Wings Over Washington
4:00 – 4:30 PM: Kite Arch and Awards

– Family Field –
10:30 – 11:00 AM: Practice Fly for Youth Kite Makers
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Youth Kite Makers Competition
12:00 – 12:30 PM: Youth Kite Makers Awards
12:30 – 1:45 PM: Blossom Build-off Competition
2:00 – 4:30 PM: Bol Races
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