Rediscover the joy of kite flying back on the Washington Monument grounds, at featured parks, and at home in 2022! The Blossom Kite Festival is a long-standing DC tradition encouraging attendees of all ages fly kites among the cherry blossom trees. The iconic outdoor event is fun, free, and open to the public. This year will feature both virtual and in-person options so that you can fly your kite from your favorite neighborhood park or anywhere across the globe. Regardless of how you celebrate spring, join us in flying a kite during the last weekend of March.

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  • Choose a location to fly your kite on March 26-27 
    • Washington Monument Grounds
    • Featured Parks around the Washington, DC area 
    • Virtually: learn how to make and fly kites with the below virtual workshops 
  • Explore Featured Parks:
    Looking for a place to fly your kite in the Washington, DC area that isn’t on the National Mall? Visit one of the below parks  who will be hosting kite programming. 
  • Register to Compete: Submit your beautiful homemade kite into the Kitemaker’s Competition that takes place on the grounds of the Washington Monument. This years theme is Rediscover Spring. Online registration is now closed but you can sign up onsite at the event on March 26.

Kite Flying Workshops

Kite Flying Crossword

History of Kite Flying Crossword Puzzle

Learn about the history of kite flying from the American Kitefliers Association. Then test your new knowledge with this crossword puzzle!

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Coloring Page of Blossom Kite Festival

Reminisce on flying kites together on the grounds of the Washington Monument by coloring this scene from Blossom Kite Festival.

the official National Cherry Blossom Festival kite

2022 Official Kite is SOLD OUT – the only place to get it will be on the grounds of the Washington Monument at Blossom Kite Festival, while supplies last.

Make sure to sign up for email updates to be the first to know about the 2022 kite. To get Festival emails click here.


Health and Safety

In compliance with the most recent National Park Service guidelines, masking will not be required for Tidal Basin and Blossom Kite Festival due to low community transmission of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia. we recommend that all eligible attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations. For more details, please visit National Park Service Public Health Update.


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. Click the filters on our interactive map to see all that the Festival has to offer and craft a tailored experience as you Rediscover Spring. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!


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We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.