The Blossom Kite Festival, previously named the Smithsonian Kite Festival, is an annual event that is traditionally a part of the festivities at the National Cherry Blossom Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Kite enthusiasts show off their stunt skills and compete for awards. The Kite Festival is one of the most popular annual events in Washington, DC and features kite fliers from across the U.S. and the world. This year’s event features five areas to explore and enjoy: the Competition & Demonstration Field, Kite Club Display Area, Activity Tents, Family Field, and Public Field. A mini-parade steps off at 10 a.m. to begin the day.
It was a cold a blustery day on Saturday. The time I was down there it has also clouded over so it felt even colder. But there are some pictures from the festival.
|On the grounds of the Washington Monument on a blustery day.|
|Lots of dragon kites this year.|
|Kids raced with this parachute kites|
|I really liked this kite|