This FREE kite-flying event, “Come Fly a Kite,” from the Wichita Park and Recreation department will be held this May at Chapin Park in Wichita.
This year on May 5, the Wichita Parks and Recreation Department and Wings of the Wind Kites are teaming up to promote the joy of flying kites! Kites of all sizes and shapes will fill the sky from 1-5 p.m.
There will be stunt kite flying demonstrations from professional kite flyers, and more than enough field space for all skill levels to fly their own kite.
There will even be a candy drop from a flying kite for everyone to get their sweet tooth fix!
Bring your own kite, or the Wings of the Wind Kite-mobile will be there stocked with kites from $5 and up.
Everyone is welcome. My friends from Wings of the Wind can help you make a good choice if you want to buy a kite. If you go for one of the mid-range kites it will probably last you longer, but do whatever is in your budget.
Or 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.
Come make memories to last a lifetime!
Since this is an outdoor activity, be sure to check the Wichita Park and Rec events listing or the Wings of the Wind Facebook page to see if there are any weather-related schedule changes.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 1-5 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 1 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