There's something about these breezy spring days
that just begs for a kite. Fortunately, this month is packed with
kite-flying events across the Chicagoland region. Here are a few to
Kathy Woods contributed to this list.
This festival unspools the fun with a focus on all things
kite. Kids can enjoy constructing their own with paper kite kits,
plus crafts, face painting and other family activities.
Kites aren't the only draw to this fest. It's also got
archery, slack-lining and lessons on bike safety, plus nature
activities like constructing bird houses, climbing trees and
creating nature note cards.
This event is meant to raise awareness for the Illinois
Park District Youth License Plate program, so you're kite-flying
for a good cause. After you're tired of your kite taking a nose
dive, enjoy a picnic lunch. Pre-registration
A sculpture park is a fitting spot for this event, since
kites are basically flying sculptures. After kids decorate and fly
their kites, they can check out some large-scale works of
11 a.m.-4 p.m., May 19
Make your own kite, then get ready for the big candy drop. The
Chicago Kite Team will also inspire kids with their
11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 26
A professional kite team shows off their moves and massive
kites (one is 90 feet long!) before giving lessons.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., June 1
Get crafty with kite making, plus sweet tooths will love the
candy drop. You can also admire show kites.
Highlights at this fest include usical
entertainment, learn-to-fly lessons, kite stunts and