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2014 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Wed, Sep 18 2013, 07:54 PM
by goestoeleven
OK, so it's a bit early for us to be thinking about 2014, but "guilty as charged . . . . "

Thank you Mike K. for creating this forum section a bit earlier than usual. It's early, but I will start collecting dates for next year's festivals soon . . . and will try to put them on the Google IKE calendar and open up threads here as well once I have some confirmed details. There's already a thread for KP12.

Other ones I expect will repeat, and that I have my eye on for next year include:
Cool Fool - Jan 1, Milwaukee
Treasure Island, FL - Jan 18-19
Color the Wind - Feb 15 - Clear Lake, IA
UMake (kite making, not a festival) - Around the beginning of March, Oregon, IL
Kite Party 12 - Mar 7-8 - Huntington Beach, CA
Kites over Hoover Park - May 3rd? - West Branch, IA
Great Lakes Kite Festival - May 17-18 - Grand Haven, MI (dates are a guess based on this year)
Milwaukee Kite Festival - May 24-25 - Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI
Jamestown - June 8-9 - Jamestown, ND (dates are a guess based on this year)
Washington State Intl Kite Festival - August 18-24 - Long Beach, WA
Kites Over Lake Michigan - August 30-31 - Two Rivers, WI
Mots - September 6-7 - Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI (dates are a guess based on this year)
IKE Retreat - possible, TBD, September 20-21, Indiana Dunes Beach SP, Chesterton, IN

I'm sure there will be more as some of the kite vendors, other kite clubs (Hoosier, Wisconsin, Ohio, etc.) & parks departments set their schedules for next year, so I'm sure we'll have plenty of updates to this thread as time goes by . . . .

Re: 2014 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Fri, Sep 20 2013, 11:41 PM
by goestoeleven
Some more likely dates for fests in Illinois, as reported by Chicago Kite:

Chicago - May 3rd - Montrose Harbor
Glenview - May 31 (I think) - assuming it's the same weekend as 2013.
Naperville - June 1 (I think) - assuming it's the same weekend as 2013.
Dekalb - September 14