What better way to take advantage of one of Kansas’ natural resources than participating in the FREE kite festival in Derby on a nice May weekend?
The Derby Kite Festival is Saturday, May 20, 2017 at High Park in Derby (2801 E. James St.). The festival brings kite flying aficionados from across a multi-state region for a fantastic flying exhibition, and you can fly your kite right along with them!
Admission to the Derby Kite Festival is free. Activities and attractions from 1-4 p.m. will include music, fun activities for the kids, and concessions. You can bring your own kite, have the kids make one at the event, or buy an awesome new kite from my friends at Wings of the Wind. (See the kite in the picture? That’s the one we got at the first Derby Kite Festival, and it flies great!)
You can also bring your lawn chairs, wagons, strollers, and even dogs on leashes. High Park has play areas for children, paths for walkers and bikers, a pond stocked with fish and plenty of open green space for free play or taking in nature.
We have a lot of good kite-flying wind here in Kansas. Let’s take advantage of it this weekend at the FREE Derby Kite Festival. (And do make sure to check out Wings of the Wind Kite Shop booth when you’re there. The owners are my friends and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.)
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: High Park in Derby, 2801 E. James Street
Cost: FREE. Vendors will be on site, so you may want to bring some cash for that.