KITE FLYING FUN!

BLOSSOM KITE FESTIVAl

Rediscover the joy of kite flying back on the Washington Monument grounds, at featured parks, and at home ! The Blossom Kite Festival is a long-standing DC tradition encouraging attendees of all ages to fly kites among the cherry blossom trees. The iconic outdoor event is fun, free, and open to the public. The 2022 Blossom Kite Festival featured both virtual and in-person options so that you could fly your kite from your favorite neighborhood park or anywhere across the globe. We were thrilled to have so many people join us in flying a kite! Details for the 2023 Blossom Kite Festival are yet to be determined. 

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WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Choose a location to fly your kite 
    • 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:
    In 2022, we spread the Blossom Kite Festival love all across the DMV! See below for the 2022 Featured Park locations which hosted kite programming. For insider information on Blossom Kite Festival and Featured Parks, sign up for our newsletter!

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

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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 available for purchase on our NCBF online gift shop! 

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Health and Safety

The 2022 Blossom Kite Festival complied with the most recent National Park Service guidelines. Masking was not required for Tidal Basin and Blossom Kite Festival due to low community transmission of COVID-19 in the District of Columbia. We  recommended that all eligible attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 in alignment with CDC recommendations. For more details, please visit National Park Service Public Health UpdateThe guidelines for 2023 are yet to be determined. 

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Parking

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.