Can you remember the last time you felt the simple joy of flying your kite on a beautiful, breezy, sunny day? We have compiled a list of the best kite festivals and kite-flying events happening in and around Wichita that are sure to bring that joy to you again.
So, grab a kite and a friend and leave your cares at home!
A quick note: Since kite-flying events are held outdoors, there’s no telling when rain or bad weather will ruin our fun. For each event below, we’ve included links in the hopes that you can get updates in case the weather looks “iffy.” 😉 If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you may have to call the organization or click around on their pages to find a notice.
Kite Flying Events in Wichita
April 7 Crunchy T. Clown Memorial Kite Fly In memory of a beloved, local clown. Kites and more fun!
May 5 Come Fly a Kite Kites of all sizes and shapes will fill the sky!
May 19 Derby Kite FestivalThis FREE Kite Festival is sure to keep everyone in the family entertained.
June 3 Botanica’s Take Flight Festival will include all things “flying.”
July 15 Sunday in the Park during the Kansas Wheat Festival with kite fly from noon to 3 p.m. At Wooden Park. Many other activities as well.
August 17-19, 2018 Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival with Kite Expo from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.
September 22 Kechi Kite Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the Kite Bus and get a new kite, or bring your own. They’ll have demos, stunt kites, a candy drop, and more. Kite flying will be at the south end of town in the area west of Oliver, just to the north of Highway 254.
There will also be an outdoor antique market during this event, as well as glass-blowing demonstrations at Karg Art Glass, weaving demos at Turkey Creek Weaving Studio, and many other Kechi businesses will be open.
October 6 Come Fly a Kite is scheduled again for fall. This is a fun family activity for all ages and it’s FREE!
Don’t forget to share this list with your friends so they don’t miss out! If you know about any other kite-related events, please leave a comment below. We can’t wait to hear how much fun you have at these events!