The free, family-friendly weekend is packed with kite-flying lessons and demonstrations, kite-making workshops, kite ballet and special appearances by several performers. Expect 20,000 square feet of giant creature kites from New Zealand, stunt kite flyers, Taiko drummers, bounce houses, pony rides and face painting. Guests can also visit arts and crafts booths, sample food from several local vendors and listen to live music.
The fun happens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. And, don’t miss the post-festival dinner cruise and silent auction aboard Empress Hornblower – tickets are on sale now. Special festival lodging discounts are also available for out-of-town guests.