Kite Festival
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Enjoy set-to-music stunt-kite performances by members of the Chicago Fire Kite Team at the 11th Annual Kite Festival! The team flies precision and ballet routines with between three and six pilots and their dual-line kites. The festival is coordinated with the help of the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois and Gift of Wings, a kite retailer in Milwaukee. Kids can enjoy kite-making workshops with free provided materials, or purchase a kite from Gift of Wings. Participants may bring and fly their own kites in designated “Kite Festival” area only. The free “Kids Mad Dash” rewards the first children to get their kite built and in the air. Preregister for the race at the Gift of Wings tent. Visitors can take the Kite Festival-designated tram out to the West Meadow free of charge and catch a ride back to the Visitor Center. Light fare will be available for purchase on the West Meadow.