Go fly a kite at the Kite Festival, sponsored by the City of Burlington, which takes place on Sunday, June 2 at Brant Hills Park.
Bring your own kite to fly, or, build one at the Kite Festival. Kite-building materials will be provided, but are only available while supplies last. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a free family event.
Burlington’s Kite Festival was started in 1991 to add some excitement and life to the downtown waterfront area. The festival was originally held at Spencer Smith Park, but moved to its current location of Brant Hills Park to better serve north Burlington.
The Kite Festival offers fun activities for the whole family and is a great way to spend some time together in the great outdoors. You’ll find:
Members of local kite flying clubs are invited to demonstrate their professional kite flying skills – come and watch the sky fill with colour!
If you get hungry with all that kite flying, don’t worry. There will be food trucks at the festival, ready to provide you with lunch or a snack.
I remember going to the beach when I was much younger and watching the kites flying in the sky. There was definitely something magical and carefree about it. I always wanted to try, but I didn’t have my own kite.
Although flying a kite does take some skill, kids of all ages should have the chance to give it a try. The Kite Festival is the perfect place to learn and make some great new memories.
Come check out Burlington’s own Kite Festival on Sunday, June 2. There’s free parking available at Brant Hills Park and plenty of room to run and fly your kite.
What’s your favourite memory of flying a kite? Have you ever flown a kite at Burlington’s Kite Festival? Let us know in the comment section.
Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com
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