Chicago Botanical Garden - Seventh Annual Kite Festival

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Chicago Botanical Garden - Seventh Annual Kite Festival

Postby Captain » Wed, Aug 10 2011, 01:33 PM

Saturday and Sunday
August 13 and 14, 2011
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kite-Flying Performances

and Kite-Making Workshops

In the open area near 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, and Canada as well as 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.



Schedule of Events
All times and performances are subject to change. Food and beverages are available onsite.
11 a.m. Festival starts
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children's kite-making workshops
11:30 a.m. – noon Parade of kiters and grand launch of performers' kites
11:45 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. Kite demonstrations
1:40 – 2 p.m. Kite performance
2 – 2:20 p.m. Intermission and public fly time
2:20 – 2:30 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 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or until registration is filled.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Kite performance
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Intermission and public fly time
3:50 – 4 p.m. Kite performance


I will be there on Sunday

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Re: Chicago Botanical Garden - Seventh Annual Kite Festival

Postby Mike » Fri, Aug 12 2011, 08:20 AM

Please note that there isn't any room for sport kite flying at this festival. It's pretty much just for watching.

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Re: Chicago Botanical Garden - Seventh Annual Kite Festival

Postby Captain » Fri, Aug 12 2011, 02:08 PM

Got it - thanks for the clarification

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Re: Chicago Botanical Garden - Seventh Annual Kite Festival

Postby Captain » Mon, Aug 15 2011, 03:53 PM

It was such a good day for being there yesterday. There were alternate demonstration and flying hours. Great wind and sun. There was a kite shop too with good list of kites. Absolute fun time...


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