February 8: National Cherry Blossom Festival Announces Return Of The Annual Blossom Kite Festival On The National Mall

Media Contact: Krysten Copeland
National Cherry Blossom Festival   




As kite enthusiasts celebrate National Kite-Flying Day today, Festival invites the region to ‘Rediscover Spring’ during Blossom Kite Festival this March 

Washington, D.C. [February 8, 2022] —For the first time in two years, the Blossom Kite Festival is returning to the National Mall on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the beloved springtime kite-flying tradition and will feature kite performances and competitions, kite-making activities, a Family Field with children’s activities and other features suitable for all ages. The iconic outdoor event is fun, free and open to the public. 

As kite enthusiasts all over the country launch their kites in celebration of National Kite-Flying Day today, the Festival is inviting people in the greater Washington, D.C., area and beyond to rediscover spring during the larger celebration on the National Mall or in their own neighborhood parks in D.C. and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia.  

“The Blossom Kite Festival will once again welcome our neighbors from our community and across the world to join the colorful spectacle against the backdrop of the Washington Monument and the iconic cherry trees,” said Diana Mayhew, President and CEO of National Cherry Blossom Festival. “We are excited to see the kites soaring high on the National Mall and in neighborhood parks throughout the region during this beautiful outdoor springtime celebration. We encourage all participants to tag their experiences on social media using the hashtag #BlossomKiteFestival.” 

FEATURED PARKS: This year, participants can also join the celebration from their homes, favorite neighborhood park, or anywhere across the globe. Interested parties should visit https://bit.ly/2022BlossomKiteFestival to find a Featured Park to show off their skills, virtually learn how to make and fly kites and take to the skies on March 26th and 27th. Kite flyers can purchase commemorative kites from previous years while supplies last, and the 2022 commemorative kite featuring the work of 2022 Official Artist Lea Craigie-Marshall, which will be available for purchase at a later date. 

The Blossom Kite Festival is supported by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI), Chase, Mars Petcare and LaCroix Sparkling Water. Media partners include Washington Parent and iHeart Radio.  

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2022BlossomKiteFestival and sign up for the Festival newsletter to be the first to know the latest information about the Blossom Kite Festival, including when the 2022 commemorative kite will be available. 


The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. Hosted from March 20 – April 17, the 2022 Festival will include four weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming that promotes traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.   

Visit NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org or call 877.44.BLOOM for more information, and check out Facebook (@CherryBlossomFestival), Instagram (@CherryBlossFest), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest), and YouTube (@NationalCherryBlossomFestivalDC).