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 "The Narwhal Bacons at Midnight!!!". 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.

Join or login to comment.

  • Bladen

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

    March 30, 2013

    • Aaron

      Hey, late to the party. You guys still around the same area?

      March 30, 2013

    • Bladen

      Just call me on my cellphone, we are still here but on the field

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming, I'll have the small green kite with the 20 foot tail.

    March 30, 2013

  • Poppyott

    Have to finish painting.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unsure about flying a kite myself, but sounds fun :D. Anyone know a good place to buy a kite?

    March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, but I meant "something more personal;" I don't really know brands or anything like that, so I'd like to touch my potential new baby.

      March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I got mine and love it, but I understand what you mean.

      March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Go fly a kite.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Alice

    Anyone planning to make their own kite? I'm tempted...

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops. I have Comfort Cart at WRNNMC that day. I'm going to have to cancel. It sounds like such fun.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where can I get a kite?

    March 20, 2013

    • Bladen

      That works too. I'll probably do the same thing.

      March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got a prism kite on the way!

      March 20, 2013

  • Citizen J.

    we'll arrive around 10h00

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Michelle

    Bringing at least my man and our little one. May also bring a friend, her son, and her son's girlfriend. She bought us kites a few years back and has been aching to go!

    March 20, 2013

56 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy