This fall’s FREE kite-flying event, “Come Fly a Kite,” from the Wichita Park and Recreation department will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Chapin Park in Wichita.
The kite-flying event will be happening from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and everyone is welcome. You can bring your own kite or purchase one at the event. My friends from Wings of the Wind will be there with all different kinds of kites for sale, from $5 and up. If you go for one of the mid-range kites it will probably last you longer, but do whatever is in your budget. You don’t even have to have a kite at all! Just bring your lawn chair and enjoy the kite-flying demos and watch others battle the breeze.
It will be a fun afternoon! The Parks department also usually has some kind of hands-on crafts for the kids and prize drawings. It’s so much FREE fun – don’t miss it! Kite-flying is something almost anyone can enjoy, no matter your age or ability.
Since this is an outdoor activity, be sure to check the Facebook event listing to see if there are any weather-related schedule changes.
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Chapin Park, 3800 S. Hydraulic St. Wichita
Source: Wings of the Wind and Wichita Park and Recreation
Come Fly a Kite event takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Chapin Park, 3800 S. Hydraulic. The free event is for youth, adults and seniors. It supports kite professionals, enthusiasts, supporters, manufacturers, and friends to promote the wonders of kite flying and benefits of physical activity.
“Kiting is truly a universal activity,” said Troy Houtman, Director of Park & Recreation. “We want to encourage everyone to come out.”
Chapin Park is an ideal location for the event, Houtman said, with its open landscape. Participants will have enough space for experienced and novice kite fliers. Demonstrations and seasoned stunt kite flyers will be onsite during the event.
Looking for more? See Wichita-area Kite Festivals and Kite-Flying Events