There's one in Oswego that IKE often attends and I've been contacted by the city of Monee about one they have too.
So that's one on the east side and one on the west side. Maybe we can split our attendance?
Chicago Kite has been at both fests in the past, but I think they're concentrating their efforts at Kansas City festival now.
Here's some info about the Monee event:
... called "Celebrate Air: Go Fly a Kite!". It will be held on April 16, 2011 from 10am-2pm at the Monee Reservoir. It is a fun event held to promote people to get outdoors and recreate, specifically by flying kites. Last year we had around 300 people throughout the day. We generally have a kids craft, bubbles, music, frisbees, and people bringing their kites to fly for fun. We try to tie in some science behind the importance of clean air and talk about wind energy and that sort of thing in honor of Earth Day. We would be interested in having one or 2 sport kite demonstrators out to our event if possible.... I am including the link to our website which tells you more about our preserve, which is a really nice spot, especially in the spring...
The fest is here: http://goo.gl/maps/aO8j
I don't imagine that there will be a roped off area, so someone who likes to interact with the peoples is good. :)
There's a little gas money available to sweeten the pot, so contact me if you're interested.
Right now, I'm thinking I may go to Monee as it's easier for me to get to than Oswego.