May 09 2011

Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day here in Minnesota.  With a high of 70 degrees, just a few clouds in the sky, and a few wisps of wind blowing, it was just right for being outside.

Using the Minneapolis version of GoCityKids (now known as ParentsConnect), my favorite source of family-friendly goings-on in the metro area, we learned that the Bloomington, MN, Sister Cities organization was sponsoring a kite day in honor of Children’s Day in Japan, where Bloomington’s sister city Izumi is located.

Kite Day is held on a large field area where there’s plenty of room to fly kites without fear of power lines.  Free kites are given away, while supplies last, and entertainment, including Japanese dancers and taiko drums, is held during the afternoon.

Our kids had a blast, each flying their own kite.  The wind would come and go, and as soon as a breeze came along, the sky would be filled with kites large and small.

My husband and I helped get the kites off the ground and untangle strings.  There were many people there, but the fields were large enough that we could spread out without becoming entangled with other kites.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to fly kites, the Minnesota Kite Society and others offer kite-flying events around the state and surrounding area.  Some upcoming kite-flying events include:

For more information on kite-flying, visit the American Kitefliers Association.

Have you ever gone kite-flying with your kids?

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3 Comments to “Let’s Go Fly a Kite!”

  1. Sarah V. on 09 May 2011 at 9:42 am

    We bought our daughter her first kite about a month ago. The first kite-flying experience didn’t go so well because the kite got stuck in a tree. The second time was great though, and our daughter loved it.

    Looks like you had a wonderful Saturday!

  2. margarete lucht on 04 Feb 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Please up-date your kite flying events for 2013.

  3. minnemom on 18 Feb 2013 at 7:08 am

    Click through to the Minnesota Kite Association and you can see their calendar of all current events.

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