Saturday and Sunday
August 11 and 12, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free; regular parking fees apply
The Kite Festival will take place in the meadow west of Evening Island. Visitors can walk there or take the free tram. Ice cream, beverages, and many lunch options will be available for purchase on-site.
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.
More Kite Festival Fun
In addition to watching the professionals, feel free to bring your own kite to participate in public fly time, or make a kite to fly at the kite-making workshop. Sign up for the Kids’ Mad Dash. The first 30 kids to register 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).
While you are here, take advantage of our Summer Family Fun Pack. The special offer includes parking for one car, plus tickets for five to Butterflies & Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden.