Saturday and Sunday
August 12 and 13, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For faster entry, buy your parking in advance.
Kite-Flying Performances and Kite-Making Workshops
In the meadow west of Evening Island, enjoy soaring stunt-kite performances set to music by members of the Chicago Fire Kite Team and members of the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois.
These high-flying professionals demonstrate awesome feats of beauty and great skill. The Chicago Fire Kite Team has been competing and demonstrating team sport kite ballet and precision since 1986. Invited to kite festivals around the world, they have flown in front of friendly crowds in England, France, Japan, Canada, and the United States.
Walk or take the free tram to the Festival. Ice cream, beverages, and many lunch options will be available for purchase on the west meadow.
|10 a.m.||Festival begins|
|10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Kite making workshops|
|10:30 a.m.||Grand launch with performers|
|10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.||Kite performance and demonstrations|
|11:30 a.m. – noon||Intermission and public fly time|
|noon – 12:45 p.m.||Kite performance and demonstrations|
|12:45 – 1 p.m.||Kids’ Mad Dash|
|1 – 1:30 p.m.||Intermission and public fly time|
|1:30 – 2:15 p.m.||Kite performance and demonstrations|
|2:15 – 2:45 p.m.||Intermission and public fly time|
|2:45 – 3 p.m.|
Kids’ Mad Dash
The first 30 kids to sign up for the Kids’ Mad Dash will receive a kite to build and fly in the competition. Register in the Gift of Wings tent between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or until registration is filled.