National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival!

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM KITE FESTIVAL

"Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!"
- Marry Poppins

Now that spring is sprung, what better time to channel your inner child and go fly a kite? Come join thousands of other kite flyers on the National Mall for D.C's annual Kite Festival! With kite acrobatic demonstrations, rokkaku battles, and hundreds of kites of all shapes and sizes, there's something for everyone to love.

Feel free to bring your own kite or borrow from a friend. They will have some kites for sale (or you can make your own at a tent), but it's probably cheaper to pick one up ahead of time. If you're bringing a kite (or multiple kites), please say so in the comments.

After the festivities wrap up at 4:30 pm, we can go grab drinks/food downtown.

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/2011/07/15/blossom-kite-festival/

-- MEETUP INFORMATION --

LOCATION: We will meet as close to the base of the Washington Monument as we can. We will be on the side that faces the White House. It will be crowded, so if you don't see anybody you recognize, please call me on my cellphone and/or wave your hand around like a crazy person shouting "Olly Olly Oxen Free!!!". We'll find you.

TRANSPORTATION: I highly recommend taking the Metro. The closest stops will either be Metro Center, Smithsonian, or practically anything else near either the White House or the National Mall.

CONTACT: My cellphone number is (301) 758-1144. Please text or call me if you can't find us. If I don't pick up, it's because I didn't hear the phone, but I will be checking it frequently around the meetup start time.

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  • Andrew M.

    The event was great and even better with good company and a fantastic organizer! Thank you for organizing this Bladen

    March 31, 2013

  • Viral D.

    sorry couldn't find you guys but was loads of fun:-)

    March 31, 2013

  • Heather P.

    I didn't find you guys, but I had a great time anyway! Loved the weather.

    March 30, 2013

  • Brian

    Thanks for organizing Bladen! It was a lot of fun.

    March 30, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Bladen, what kind of kite are you flying?

    March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Call me on my cell phone to find us

      March 30, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Text Bladen. I'm sure everyone's still around, but I'm having fun meeting random children. Haven't looked very hard yet for the group.

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are waiting next to the American flag kite poles near the demonstration field. There is a sign that says wings over Washington kite club that we are next to.

    March 30, 2013

    • Eric M.

      I don't see this yet

      March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Go towards the demonstration fields, there is a sidewalk running between them. Look for the American flag kite poles.

      March 30, 2013

  • Eric M.

    I am here share are you all?

    March 30, 2013

  • Viral D.

    I m here:-)

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    scheduling conflict crap

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sadly i don't think i'm gonna be able to make it now due to transport scheduling conflicts

    March 30, 2013

  • Zach

    The monument is fenced off, I am on the side facing the White House with some friends. We are near the colorful banners and have three dogs.

    March 30, 2013

  • Brian

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I LOVE Kites & will bring one to fly! :D

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • Vamshi

      yeah you should :) It will be fun

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a tentative YES...

    March 24, 2013

  • Aubrey

    sadly Im working all weekend but I wish I could be there... kite flying might have been one of my favorite things as a kid!

    March 24, 2013

  • Dennis

    I'm going to attempt to fly a cow.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Kelly S

    I hope it's not too cold! Look forward to seeing everyone!

    March 21, 2013

  • Anthony B

    I might be going

    March 21, 2013

  • Vamshi

    Can Anybody tell me where can i get the kites??? Any location???

    March 20, 2013

    • Viral D.

      I have also seen them in costco

      March 20, 2013

    • Vamshi

      Thank You Friends for the suggestion, I ll check it out

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't wait!

    March 20, 2013

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