Travel/Adventure

Can You Fly A Kite Up To The Highest Height?

Hey Cuties,

A couple of weeks ago I shared free activities to do in the Washington, DC area. Well the family and I took advantage and spent our Saturday in downtown Washington, DC at the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival. It was perfect spring weather with plenty of wind, sunshine and any food truck you want.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

We were dressed perfectly for the weather. Spring chic, if you will. Long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and ski vest. The Cherry Blossoms are the coveted gems of the Tidal Basin. It was so windy you can see a lot of them on the ground.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

It was packed! We attended the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival for the first time in 2009. It was nothing like this, it had less than half the amount of people that were there on Saturday. You had to work hard to find a spot that would keep you from getting tangled up with someone else’s kite.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

We found a sweet spot, we didn’t get tangled up with anyone else but others around us did. Why is our son almost as tall as us?

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

The ManChild was in full big brother mode and it was sweet to watch. This was LittleCuteLips first time at the kite festival and he showed her the ropes. She was so proud to fly a kite for the first time. We had a robot kite leftover from a beach trip we took a few years back.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

Look how sweet they look twinning in their fleece and Converse.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

The kite creativity was in full effect, I snapped pictures of some of my favorites.

I love the coloring on this one, too bad it ended up in a tree. There was no shortage of kites stuck in the trees.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

So, cute I was impressed with my photography on this one.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

This one was funny, the guy flying it was trying to keep both of his feet on the ground. It was a constant struggle with the heavy winds.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

You always have incredible views on the mall. Living in DC we easily forget to appreciate what we have.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

This kite was cool, it spun around in circles.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

Minion

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

This was hilarious, we’ve seen this as a blow-up Halloween costume as well.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

That is the National Museum of African American History and Culture to the left. After hours of kite flying fun, we enjoyed lunch at one of the food trucks. We look forward to getting out more and enjoying the spring warm up.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

Have you even been to a kite festival? Chat with me in the comment below or FBIG or Twitter.

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  1. Ayak

    It’s crazy to say, but I haven’t seen a kite in years!
    I think I would have been just as excited as the little ones too. Cute family btw.
    X

  2. Ashleigh

    Look a like you all had a great time at the festival. I love seeing families doing things like this together. I can’t remember the last time I flew a kite and definitely didn’t know there was a whole festival for it in DC! Lol

  3. Kemkem

    Haha! Kids grow like weeds don’t they? The day out flying the kite sounds wonderful. I love spring time and they many activities to partake in. The cherry blossom festival looks awesome, and yes..your photography was great :-).

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That looks like so much fun! I LOVE kites. I’ve been fascinated by them every since I was a kid. I’d love to have been there.

  5. MONICA Y

    It looks like so much fun. I am always afraid my kite will not fly or would get stuck on a tree. Need to get out more and try it. I know my son would love it.

  6. Marcie W.

    A kite festival sounds like a wonderful place to spend some time as a family. It looks like everyone caught some good air and those awesome DC sites in the background were definitely not missed on me.

  7. Chasity L Boatman

    What a wonderful, family friendly festival! Once my son is old enough to fly a kite I’d love to take him to something like this.

  8. Joely Smith

    What a FUN event! I would love to go to a kite flying event like this! I adore kites! Mine would be one stuck in something though haha. I just love the varieties of kites!

  9. OurFamilyWorld

    Kite flying is super fun. My family used to do this when we were younger.

  10. Keisha

    This looks like fun! I used to love flying kites as a kid. Your family is beautiful thanks for sharing ♥

  11. victoria heckstall

    Wow! It looks so fun and enjoy. I love kites as well. When I was a kid I used to make my own kite and its really fun.

  12. Jay Colby

    This seems like a great free event. I’ve never flown a kite before it sounds like a fun day!

  13. Toiia L. Rukuni

    I love the family moments that you are able to share through photography at the Cherry Festival! My children love kite flying and making their own kites!

  14. ricci

    I love that you took your kids kite flying!! I think it’s wonderful to see kids get outside and enjoy themselves!!

  15. Felecia Monique

    Looks like fun! I can’t remember the last time I flew a kite!

  16. Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)

    What a fun event. I don’t even know if I have ever flown a kite! I would love to do it with a bunch of others like this!

  17. uprunforlife

    I haven’t flown a kite in forever. The kites are so pretty and colorful. I like the one that got stuck in the tree too.

  18. Eileen

    I’ve never been able to get a kite in the air. lol It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Great colorful kites too!

  19. Kiwi

    I just celebrated the Cherry Blossom Fest in Atlanta 2 weeks ago! I love the DC version with the kites I think its adorable I dont really see kids play with kites anymore.

  20. Lynndee

    I used to fly a kite with our neighbors when I was a little girl. 🙂 I’ve never been to a Kite Festival. Wish they have one here in the city too.

  21. Daria

    I can’t remember the last time I flew a kite. That was something my dad and I use to do at the park when I was little. You’ve bought back great memories. You’re making lasting memories with your family…btw…beautiful family. Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful pictures.

  22. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

    A good kite is hard to beat. This festival looks like it would be amazing for all ages. I have to be honest, I love to fly a kite. There is a certain level of expertise required to do it flawlessly.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Nancy, the great thing about this event is that it is free fun for all ages.I lack the flawless skills that are required.

  23. chubskulit

    This is fun, my kids would love that. I remember we did the same when we were in Ocean City.

  24. Kasi

    Loved your pics, the cherry blossoms are just so pretty! Looks and sounds like fun times with the fam!

  25. Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Soooo cute! I haven’t flown a kite since I was little. I actually forgot all about kites until this post!

  26. sara

    We went to the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival a few years ago and it was so much fun! The dates have not worked for us in a while, but I think we should go again next year. We love to take our kites to the beach too!

  27. Precious

    I totally wanted to do this when I lived in DC. This post was a great reminder that I need to find something fun like this to do in ATL :). Thanks ☺️

  28. Marsha

    I took my kids to fly a kite for the first time in a long time last weekend. It’s so much fun! That event would have made me feel like a kid all over again!

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