The Blossom Kite Festival 2019

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SOURCE: National Cherry Blossom Festival
MARCH 6, 2019
Soar Into Spring With The Blossom Kite Festival

CONTACT: Nora Stumpf 202.638.8374 (o)

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, and is presented by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Schedule · Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Kick-Off Parade
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Practice Fly for Youth Kite Makers
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Kite Ballets and Demos
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Youth Kite Makers Competition
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Adult Kite Makers Competition
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Youth Kite Makers Awards
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Featured Fliers Demonstration
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Bol Races
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Show Kite Demonstrations
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Blossom Build-Off Competition
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Hot Tricks Showdown
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Rokkaku Battle
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Fliers Demonstration
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Blossom Kite Arch and Awards