The Chicago Botanic Garden Kite Festival
(Kite Society of WI & IL)
This event is not sanctioned by the AKA

Date & Location:
08/13/2011 - 08/14/2011
Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, IL US
(AKA Region 6)
Activities:
Fun Fly
Fun For All Ages
Kids Kitemaking
Description:
A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!! Chicago Botanic Garden..August 13th & 14th! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScdO20qdX-s) KSWI in partnership with Gift of Wings and the Chicago Botanic Garden presents our Seventh Annual Kite Festival at the Garden, featuring the Chicago Fire Kite Team featuring Eric Wolfe, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe5xOslXbis), Josh and Zach Gordon, Dan Newman, Mike Delfar, and Paul Koepke and Kathy Brinnehl. Featuring performances from Fire and Ice, and Something Old, Something New. A highlight of the weekend will be the kids kites of Charlie Sotich and the kite making workshop for the kids of Chicago. The festival will be located in a relatively small flying field, west of the main entrance. Kite fliers will have one nice area to fly during this event. The times are 11:00 am until 4:00 pm each day, with various intermissions scheduled throughout the weekend. The gardens were voted as the third best attraction in the Chicagoland area, so plan to spend the entire weekend flying kites and visiting this beautiful park. This is our seventh annual event and we want to make a very good impression. There is a small parking fee. This is another wonderful kite flying event brought to you by the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois, and your friends at Gift of Wings.....Now the number ONE kite festival in the Chicagoland area, along with Wheaton and more to come in 2012.
For additional information contact:
Scott Fisher or Jeff Kataoka
2266 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
US
E-mail:
Phone: (414) 305-3145
Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois
www.giftofwings.com
Directions:
From the North..I-94 South to Hwy 41, then exit Lake Cook Rd, then East 1/2 mile. From the South..Hwy 41 to Lake Cook Rd, then East 1/2 mile.
Comments:
This has become the number ONE best attended kite festival in the Chicagoland area. Listen for us on WGN and other radio stations in the area. Come enjoy the kites and enjoy the Garden!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_fKWkpoMZE

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