City of Wheaton, IL, GO FLY A KITE Kite Festival
(3rd Annual GO FLY A KITE Kite Festival)
This event is not sanctioned by the AKA

Date & Location:
04/17/2011
Graf Park
630 Dawes Ave
Wheaton, IL US
(AKA Region 6)
Activities:
Fun Fly
Sport Kite Competition
Kids Kitemaking
National Kite Month
Description:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq4anNPA-ZY
April of 2009, in conjunction with Wheaton's Sesquicentennial Celebration, Wheaton residents attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most kites flown simultaneously (967 kites). We had over 1,100 notarized registrants that day, but unfortunately, the wind was not on our side, and we did not break the record. A certified 800 kites were set aloft that day. The families that came out for the event had a great time. In 2010, nearly 1000 kites took to the skies all at the same time during our Grand Launch. So, now it's time to do it again!
On Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Graf Park in Wheaton at 11:00 a.m., the Wheaton Park District and area families will attempt to break last year's record of nearly 1000 kites in the air simultaneously!
The Chicago Fire Kite Team, Fire & Ice, and Dan Newman, will be coming to the event to perform stunt kite demonstrations as well as coordinate a number of fun kite flying activities for the participants. The Grand Launch of all of the kites will take place at 12 noon, with the kite demos and candy drop and Kids Mad Dash taking place during the afternoon.
This event is sponsored by Gift of Wings kite store in Milwaukee, the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois, and The Wheaton Park Distict, and is now part of the "TOUR de KITES." Kites are available for sale at the park from Gift of Wings.
For more information, please visit the Gift of Wings web site at www.giftofwings.com and www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.
The Kite Society of WI & IL, it doesn't get any better than this!
http://wheaton-il.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=689
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keeA8TofcvE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS7PW5rNstU
For additional information contact:
Scott Fisher or Jeff Kataoka
2266 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
US
E-mail:
Phone: (414) 305-3145
Fax: (414) 425-8095
Kite Society of WI & IL
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq4anNPA-ZY
Directions:
Graf Park in Wheaton, IL
Comments:
This is a FREE event, so plan on having fun. Kites will be available for purchase from Gift of Wings Kite Store. Free Kite Flying Pocket Guides will be available at this event from Gift of Wings and the Kite Society of WI & IL.
www.giftofwings.com and www.wheatonparkdistrict.com
Event starts at 11:00 am with Registration
Kids Kite Making at 11:00 am
Grand Launch of all of the kites at 12:00 am
Chicago Fire Kite Team at 1:00 pm
Kids Mad Dash and candy drop during the afternoon
*Team and activity times are approximate.

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