The kite festival began at 10:00 am with an opening ceremony kick off. A short explanation of the history of the Cherry Blossom and an explanation of the kite festival started off the event. This was followed by the National Anthem and the unfurling of the flag. In true Kite Festival fashion, people also flew their patriotic flag-themed kites. Click one of the photos below to start the gallery and check out some of the fun.
Gallery photos by Jenny Hottle