2022 Blossom Kite Festival Overview

Volunteering with us a Blossom Kite Festival on Saturday, March 26, 2022? Here is everything you need to know!

Uniform: Jeans, Closed-toed shoes, Layer for the weather. If you have volunteered with us before please wear your shirt, otherwise you will be given a T-shirt when you check-in. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses! (Please remember you Volunteer shirt must be on the outermost layer) There isn’t any place to store your possessions so please just bring what you need.


Check-In Location: Please check in at the Festival Operations Tent located on the Washington Monument Grounds. Use 15th Street NW and Constitution Ave. NW for reference. (see map below)

Health & Safety Protocols:

Proof of Vaccination Required- At check-in you will be asked to show your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Acceptable proofs of vaccination include: 

                o A CDC issued vaccination card (original physical copy, photocopy, or digital copy/photo)               o Record of immunization from a healthcare provider or public health authority

                o A COVID-19 verification app (e.g., VaxYes, Clear, Excelsior, MyIR)

                o World Health Organization Vaccination Record

Masking: Staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask onsite at all indoor events. Masking is also required at outdoor events where social distancing isn’t possible. The masks worn by staff or volunteers may be the Festival-provided cherry blossom mask or a surgical-grade mask. For surgical grade masks (e.g., n95, kn95, etc.), bright pink or black masks are encouraged to align with branding. Exceptions to mask wearing are permissible while eating and drinking.


Lunch: For volunteers who have signed up for both shifts lunch will be provided. We will have water and snacks available for all volunteers.


Training: Did you miss volunteer orientation? No worries! You will be provided with all he instruction you need on site. You can also review the presentation by clicking here.

Transportation: We STRONGLY recommend Metro train transit on that day. Citywide events are taking place all day that include several road closures that will make driving extremely challenging throughout the Washington, DC area.


METRO-ACCESSIBLE PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS:
From Virginia:

o Huntington
o Franconia/Springfield
o Vienna
o Wiehle/Reston

From Maryland:
o Shady Grove
o Branch Ave
o Largo
o New Carrollton
o Glenmont

METRO DESTINATIONS:
ALL DAY: These stations are recommended for avoiding city-wide morning road closures:
L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Yellow/ Green/Orange/Silver lines): Be sure to pick up your National Cherry Blossom Festival SmarTrip Card, available now at this station and Navy Yard through the duration of the Festival!

Walking Directions to Blossom Kite Festival (Washington Monument Grounds)

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