Blossom Kite Festival 2013


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Wind sock creations

Children create wind socks at a station near the kite demonstration field.

Children create wind socks at a station near the kite demonstration field.
Photo by Jenny

Another family friendly event is the wind socks tent (number 6 on the map). The National Aquarium is sponsoring this tent, which features a simple, creative craft for kids. Participants get a chance to decorate a paper bag and attach string to it, so it can fly. This station is much less crowded compared to the kite making station and provides a good alternative for letting kids create something to call their own. Another perk is the free sunglasses and $1 off the National Aquarium coupons at the station. Don’t miss the opportunity to enter a chance to win a gift basket!

Wind socks hang from a tent, where families could decorate wind socks to bring home or fly at the festival. Photo by Claire

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Try your skills at kite making

Another fun and free family activity is the kite making station (number 8 on the map). An event coordinator estimated that 1500 kites are expected to be created during the day. A white paper is given to participants to color and cut out. Then event volunteers help build your kite, so it can take to the air. No skill is required, just a willingness to have fun, volunteers said.

Event volunteers help children with the final stages of creating their own kites.
Photo by Claire.


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Learn about kites from around the world

Interested in learning more about kites from around the world? Be sure to check out the Goodwill Ambassadors tent (number 7 on the map). There are images of different kites from around the world and little coloring sheets for kids to work on their artistic skills. The sheets also include some facts about the kite and even suggest a story related to the country of origin.


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Forgot your kite?

Don’t worry if you forgot to bring a kite. You can buy one here at the festival. And better yet, volunteers are here to help you assemble them! Kites cost $15 and can be purchased at the kite sales tend (number 3 on the map).

Event attendees gathered to buy kites to fly on the mall.
Photo by Claire

Festival goers could purchase kites with cherry blossom trees on them. Photo by Jenny

Festival goers could purchase kites with cherry blossom trees on them. Photo by Jenny