REGION 8 Kite Events for April
REGION 8 Kite Events for April
Here are the kite events for April 2012 for AKA Region 8, which included AR, LA, NM, OK, TX.
* Apr. 12-15--40th Annual Portland WindFest
C: Portland Chamber of Commerce
* Apr.13-14--Cloud Buster Kite Festival (7th Annual)
(at Mitchell Resort and RV Park...2730 FM 2210 E. Perrin, TX 76486...Turn East at the yellow blinking light on Hwy 281)
C: Doris Reed & Kevin McGrath
Fun for all ages! Fun flying, sport kite Demonstrations, single line kite competitions with whimsical trophys to the winners, Food Vendors, Live Music, Kids Kite Building.
AKA card carrying members get free access to Mitchell Resort & RV Park's kite fest activitiesl
* Apr.14--Alta Mira Kite Festival
(Balloon Fiesta Park in NE Albuquerque)
C: Nancy Hunt
* Apr. 14--Helping House 2nd Annual Kite Festival
(at AL Mangham Jr. Regional Airport in Nacogdoches)
C: Amanda Johnson
We will begin setup at 8:00 on that morning. Big Mikes Kites, Dallas Area Kite Organization, WhataKite will be there. Food, Jump houses, snow cones, old cars, airplanes, bol races, large small kite field, large ground display pieces. to many vendors to mention. A beautiful flying venue. Last year was a huge success, with lots of community participation. In case of rain, the festival rain date is April 21st.
* Apr. 14- The 3rd Annual Benton Kite Festival
(Watts Field, the old Saline County Airport, by the Saline County Fairgrounds....Exit 116 on I-30)
C: Joy Buchanan (501)776-3167
The city of Benton did not buget funds for a kite festival this year, but due to an amazingly quick, thorough, and successful grass roots effort by Joy Buchanan, the Kite Festival is back on!
Benton is just south of Little Rock. Flying will be at the old Saline county airport. Lots of room. They will be giving away kites. there will be vendors of all types. Come out and fly a kite and have a some good old fashioned family fun!
For more info, click here: http://www.mysaline.com/events/kite-fest
* Apr. 14- Reach for the Skies Kite Fest
(west of FM 1417 at Pecan Grove West Park.....3200 Canon Creek Drive)
C: Keith at (903) 892-7344
Keith at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concessions, kite vendor sales from Rainbows 4 Sail Kites, 7 kite contest categories with prizes, live music, acrobat martial arts & dance exhibitions, face painting, and Ricco the Clown, and of course free kite flying fun for everyone! Sponsored by the Sherman Parks & Recreation.
* Apr. 15--Cedar Hill Family Kite Fly
Cedar Hill, TX (Location: Valley Ridge Park at 2540 Park Ridge Drive)
C: Gloria Harmon (Rainbows 4 Sail)
kite flyers of all interest are welcome to come fly their kites, as there is plenty of room for kites of all types to come fly and have fun! Everyone is welcome!
* Apr. 21 - 3rd Annual Lubbock Kite Festival
(McAlister Park, Brownfield Highway & Martha Sharp Freeway)
C: Aimee Ruel
Sport kite demonstrations by Troy Gunn and TKO Sport Kite Team, Large Single Line Kites, open public kite flying, kids candy drops from kites, kite buggy and kite board demos, disc golf, rock wall spider climber, jumper tent, etc...
* Apr. 21 - 1st Annual Friends of the Library KiteFest
Mt. Vernon, TX
(Franklin County Airport 501 Airport Road (CR NW 1030) (Zip75457)
C: Betty Crane
* Apr. 21--Devine Lake Park Kite Fest (5th annual)
(Devine Lake Park is located in the Northcreek neighborhood in Leander, near the intersection of 2243 and Bagdad, which is about 2 miles west of 2243 and 183)
C: Christian Moore
Here's a Google map showing the general area: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou … =30.580366,-97.880545&spn=0.027267,0.029697&t=h&z=15
* Apr. 21 - Salado Earthday & Kite Festival
(Pace Park Road)
C: Stephanie Gaines
Join us for a fun filled day. Big Kites, sport kite demos, candy drops, kite contest, fun flying, lot's of vendors at the festival and all over town!
* Apr. 28--9th Annual Cannon AFB Kite Karnival
(at Doc Stewart Park on the corner of 60/84 and 311 Ranchvale Road)
C: Paul Hopkins
Planned event activities: - fun flying, kid's kite building, candy drops, demonstrations, food, entertainment, etc...
* Apr. 29--Go Fly A Kite Festival
(High Park, Derby, KS)
C: Jennifer Nixon
Planned event activities: - fun flying, kid's kite building, candy drops, demonstrations, etc...Everyone is welcome to come fly a kite!
Troy Gunn - Founding member of TKO Sport Kite Team
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