A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park (Montrose and Wilson) on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Once again, the City of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and a kite-shaped refrigerator magnet craft.
One of the most popular highlights of the festival is the Big Kite Candy Drop, which is a piñata-like kite filled with candies that drop from the sky, taking place during the afternoon, weather permitting.
Kite Harbor will be onsite for kite buyers and professional kite flyers will demonstrate their skills with oversized and uniquely-shaped kites.
The 16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by The Boeing Company, Pepsi, Chicago Transit Authority, Whole Foods Market and CLIF Kid. For more information, visit www.chicagokidsandkites.us, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@ChicagoDCASE) or call 312.744.3316; TTY 312.744.2964.
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