The National Mall will once again play host to the Smithsonian Institution's FREE International Kite Festival this Saturday, March 27th from 10 am to 4 pm.
You can bring your own handmade or store-bought kite to fly on the grounds of the National Mall, or you can just come and see kite displays, competitions, and demonstrations. Don't worry if the only kite you have is a Hello Kitty from the dollar store -- the best part about this festival is that it is truly for everyone. The plastic Hello Kitties fly proudly (albeit several feet below) some amazing handmade international kites.
People of all ages will find something to suit their fancy. Even if you're not really into kites, bring a blanket and enjoy a nice picnic on the lawns of the Washington monument. The kites create a very spring-like, colorful background.