Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Smithsonian Spotlight: Springtime in Washington

Springtime in Washington is always a treat. Whether you're traveling to D.C., or you already live here, don't forget to take advantage of the warm weather and beautiful sights out there.

The 43rd Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival takes place on Saturday, March 28th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. This year, the festival will honor planet Earth by featuring both environmentally and thematically "green" kites that positively reflect the beautiful resources we have available.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival also kicks off on March 28th, lasting until April 12th. There are dozens of events all over the city; click here for a complete list. Events at Smithsonian include The Tale of Shuten Doji, the Freer Gallery's Seventh Annual Anime Marathon, and of course, our Kite Festival.

Now is not a good time for you to come to D.C.? Click here to see more of our D.C.-based tours, or here for a guide to visiting the musuems of the Smithsonian Institution.