On Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. ET National Cherry Blossom Festival will kick off kite-flying season with the Blossom Kite Festival on the grounds of the Washington Monument, for the first time since 2019. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the beloved springtime kite-flying tradition, and the iconic outdoor event is fun, free and open to the public.
The 2022 Blossom Kite Festival will include:
- Kite competitions and demonstrations, including a stunt kite performance by 180GO!
- Family Field featuring a youth kite makers competition, Bol races, and a musical performance by Guava Jelly
- Kite making activities, large yard games, springtime crafting, and fun educational activities
Diana Mayhew, President of The National Cherry Blossom Festival
Jim Cosca, Kite Advisory Committee Member and President of Wings Over Washington
Paige Childs, Communications Specialist for National Children’s Museum
Mike Kory, Captain of Team 180GO!
Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW
Please note that Metro train travel is strongly recommended for Saturday, March 26 due to road closures for citywide events. More information is available here.