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2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Mon, Dec 28 2015, 08:50 PM
by goestoeleven
Well, I've updated the IKE Calendar with as many as I could find so far. The calendar link is now inside the "hamburger" menu of Quick Links to the upper left. Here are some that are of interest to IKErs:

January
    Cool Fool - Veteran's Park, Milwaukee - January 1
    Treasure Island, FL - January 16-17
    Elkhart Lake WI (Schnee Days / Wisconsin Kiters Fun Fly) - January 30
February
    Eagle Ridge Kite Fly, Galena IL - Feb 6
    Kite Mania - Treasure Island, FL - Feb 6-7
    Sky Circus on Ice - Lake Delavan, WI - Feb 12-14
    Clear Lake, IA - Feb 20
    U-Make (Kite making) - Oregon, IL - Feb 26-28
March
    Kite Party - Huntington Beach, CA - Mar 12-13
April
    Kites-n-MPX - West Chester, OH - Apr 9
    Kites over Hoover Park - West Branch Iowa - Apr 23 (rain date 24th)
    Monee IL Kite Festival - Apr 30
    Shipshewana, IN Kite Komotion - Apr 30
May
    Wheaton IL Kite Festival - May 7
    Chicago Kids and Kites – Montrose Harbor – May 7
    Fair in the Air - Fair Oaks, Indiana - May 14th
    Union Township, Memphis, IN – May 14
    Westmont – May 15 – Ty Warner Park
    Great Lakes Kite Festival - Grand Haven MI - May 21-22
    Milwaukee Family Kite Festival - May 28-29
June
    Outta Sight Kite Flight - Kenosha -June 4-5
    Jamestown, ND Kite Festival - Jun 10-12
    Shorewood – June 25th
    Fly a Kite Fest - Green Bay, WI - June 25th
July
    Fireworks Kite Festival - Milwaukee - July 3
August
    Elmhurst Kite Festival - August 6
    Chicago Botanic Gardens - Aug 13
    Bridgeport Air and Water – Aug 13
    Washington State Intl Kite Festival - Aug 15-21
September
    Kites over Lake Michigan - Two Rivers, WI - Sept 3-4
    Geneva – Sept 3
    Frank Mots Kite Festival - Vet's Milwaukee - Sept 10-11
    Macomb, IL Kite Festival - Sept 9-10
    Belvidere – Sept 10
    Dekalb – Sept 11
    Waukegan – Sept 25
    IKE Retreat - TBD . . . maybe Sept 24-25?
October
    Crystal Lake – Oct 2nd

That's all I have for now!

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Mon, Dec 28 2015, 08:56 PM
by Mike
Wow. Thanks for working on this, Steve.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Mon, Dec 28 2015, 09:41 PM
by goestoeleven
No problem. There were more than I thought once I started typing them out . . . . and that's a good thing. It doesn't even include some of the long distance possibilities like Wildwood and other east coast / west coast festivals. Plus not all the shops have updated their events calendars . . . .

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Sat, Jan 02 2016, 12:21 PM
by KiteVoice
Oops. Fair in the Air in in Fair Oaks, IN, not IA.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Sat, Jan 02 2016, 12:23 PM
by goestoeleven
KiteVoice wrote:Oops. Fair in the Air in in Fair Oaks, IN, not IA.


Thanks. Fixed!

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Tue, Jan 05 2016, 09:39 AM
by chicagokite
Chicago Kite and Friends Have Updated the Calendar For 2016 Lots more to come Please check out our link http://chicagokite.com/festivals.html

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Tue, Jan 05 2016, 07:46 PM
by goestoeleven
chicagokite wrote:Chicago Kite and Friends Have Updated the Calendar For 2016 Lots more to come Please check out our link http://chicagokite.com/festivals.html


OK, I think your festivals that have 2016 dates are updated to the calendar and this thread. There are still some on the linked page with 2015 and older dates so I did not add those. Let me know if there are any further updates.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Mon, Jan 18 2016, 07:57 PM
by goestoeleven
Just updated the list with the Fly a Kite Fest in Green Bay, June 25th.

From FB, it looked like the TI festival had some good winds. They had a Rev mega fly on Saturday

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Mon, Feb 15 2016, 09:14 PM
by goestoeleven
I received word that Kites-n-MPX has been cancelled. They may reschedule, but we don't have a date yet.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Mon, Feb 15 2016, 09:45 PM
by KiteVoice
Just curious: If expense reimbursement could be arranged, would :Logo180GO!: be available for Shipshewana this year?

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Tue, Feb 16 2016, 08:22 AM
by Mike
KiteVoice wrote:Just curious: If expense reimbursement could be arranged, would :Logo180GO!: be available for Shipshewana this year?

Unfortunately, we have another festival scheduled for that same day.
I'd like to do Shipshewana though, maybe we can work out something for 2017.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Tue, Feb 16 2016, 08:40 AM
by KiteVoice
Mike wrote:Unfortunately, we have another festival scheduled for that same day.
I'd like to do Shipshewana though, maybe we can work out something for 2017.


OK, I thought perhaps since Shipshe doesn't conflict with Hoover this year, there might be a chance. Shipshe is always the last Saturday of April, regardless of how many Saturdays there are, so most years, it will conflict with Hoover.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Thu, Mar 10 2016, 10:21 AM
by goestoeleven
So I was reading the Wisconsin Kiters newsletter, and it looks like there might be an event in mid-October downstate in Pontiac. Not sure if it's official yet or will be more of a club fly type event.

Re: 2016 Kite Festivals!

Posted: Thu, Mar 10 2016, 10:22 AM
by goestoeleven
Also note - Fair Oaks Farm, which was on, then cancelled, is now back on again for May 14th.

2016 Kite Fests - Macomb is Sept 9 & 10

Posted: Wed, Jun 01 2016, 10:02 AM
by SkyClimbers
The Macomb Kite Festival this year is Sept. 9 & 10th. I'm sorry I didn't catch it sooner. If it's not too much hassle, would you please update the op? Sorry about that - I should have updated the date in the fall on the website.

THANKS!!! :-)