Young and older kite enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs, families and individuals gather every year for a festive event on The National Mall, painting the sky with hundreds of colorful kites.
The event that takes place at the Washington Monument is spectacular. Professional kite launchers show kite flying abilities in different shapes and sizes, along with children and non-professionals who fly simple kites.
Among the participants various competitions are held, include kite battles (Rokkaku), Hot Tricks Showdown and more. During the festival there are workshops where you can build a self-built kite, or buy a prepared kite.
The festival’s information schedule of events, how to get, parking etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.