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The Weekend Scene: Blossom Kite Festival, Polar Bear Plunge

Here's what to do this weekend in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia

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Cherry blossom season is in full swing in the D.C. area, and one of the most colorful events of the festival is set for Saturday.

The Blossom Kite Festival will take place March 26 at the Washington Monument grounds and other parks in the D.C. area. The outdoor event is free and open to the public. Here is more information.

Here’s our ultimate guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, including all the can’t-miss events.

If you’re already near the National Mall, head to the Air and Space Museum before it closes on Monday until fall so crews can finish work on new galleries.

The flowers in ARTECHOUSE’s new exhibit are in peak bloom every day. PIXELBLOOM is an immersive digital art experience in Southeast D.C. is on display until June 5. Adult tickets start at $25.

The cherry blossoms hit peak bloom in D.C. this week, but the flowers in ARTECHOUSE's new exhibit are in peak bloom every day. News4's Tommy McFly reports on the latest immersive digital art experience.

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Saturday morning, NBC4’s Melissa Mollett, Tommy McFly and Justin Kutcher from NBC Sports Washington — plus the NBC Peacock — will take the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park.

The spine-tingling event benefits Special Olympics Maryland, which helps athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

You can also enjoy live music at Plungefest. The last plunge is scheduled for 4 p.m.; here's more information.

Flipside is a new show at Long View Gallery in D.C. Artist Michael Crossett’s collage art shows memorable moments and places in the District. It runs through the beginning of May.

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