The skies over the Washington Monument will be full of graceful kites at the National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival. Don't be left out!

Sure, it's a great day to take pictures, but wouldn't you rather be running around with your own dancing kite? Here are five beautiful options, all available online to purchase now.

The festival is on March 30, at the grounds of the Washington Monument, so order one soon!

Butterfly Kite

This timeless design will delight everyone who sees it. At just $13.85, it's a bargain! Its 53" wingspan will make it easy to spot no matter how high it goes. Purchase this one online here.

butterfly kite

 

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Flower Box Kite

Form and function come together beautifully in this intricate 42" box kite. Once assembled, it flies like a dream. Purchase online here for $14.99.

flower kite

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Dragon Kite

This 55"x62" dragon kite will satisfy the warrior in your family. Once assembled, you'll love the way the tail is free-flowing in the air. Purchase online here for $14.99.

dragon kite

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Macaw Kite

Check out this 61" macaw kite! Everyone will admire it as it swoops through the sky. Buy it online here for $27.91.

macaw kite

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Rainbow Diamond Kite

The simplest style in the bunch, this classic design is just right for a beginner kite flyer. It is also the easiest to put together. Score! Purchase it here for $14.99.

rainbow kite

 

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Kite-Flying Etiquette 101

  • Always keep track of your kite in the sky, and don't fly too close to your neighbors.
  • If your little one has the spool, make sure they're watching where they're running. The Mall will be awash with kids and their kites that day!
  • Run away from crowds to bring your kite down. Don't risk hitting another spectator, and try to control the descent.

For more information about the National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival on March 30, including a full schedule of events, visit the event website. There's a practice flight session at the Family Field from 10:30-11 a.m. if this is your first time flying a kite. Stick around to see kite trick demonstrations and the annual kitemakers' competition.

Are you heading to the festival? Do you prefer to fly your own or just watch? Drop your photos or tell us about your plans in the comments below!

Want to know what other events the National Cherry Blossom Festival is bringing to D.C. this spring? Find more here!