Kite Festival

August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Free - Standard Parking Rates Apply
Chicago Botanic Garden
(847) 835-5440

Enjoy soaring stunt-kite performances set to music.

Free; regular parking fees apply

The Kite Festival will take place in the meadow west of Evening Island. Visitors can walk there or take the free tram. Ice cream treats, beverages, and many lunch options will be available for purchase on-site.

Kite-Flying Performances

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, Canada, and the United States.

More Kite Festival Fun

In addition to watching the professionals, feel free to bring your own kite to participate in public fly time, or make a kite to fly at the kite-making workshop. Sign up for the Kids’ Mad Dash. The first 30 kids to register will receive a kite to build and fly in the competition. Register in the Gift of Wings tent between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (or until registration is filled).

Schedule of Events

10 a.m. Festival begins
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kite-making workshops
10:30 a.m. Grand launch with performers
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Kite performance and demonstrations
11:30 a.m. – noon Intermission and public fly time
noon – 12:45 p.m. Kite performance and demonstrations
12:45 – 1 p.m. Kids’ Mad Dash
1 – 1:30 p.m. Intermission and public fly time
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Kite performance and demonstrations
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Intermission and public fly time
2:45 – 3 p.m. Kite performance
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