Colorful kites showcasing all types of whimsical and magical creations will fill the skies at the 7th Annual DeKalb Kite Festival Sunday, Sept. 11 th, from 11am – 4pm. Building on the success of last year’s family-oriented event, Kite Fest will feature kite-making for children, a candy drop, TAILS animal petting, give-aways and games. Food will be provided by DeKalb Elks Lodge 765.
Many featured kites defy description, including “fighting kites” and a “head-turning display of three, 90-foot-long octopus kites called octopile. Other kites will include: stunt and dancing kites, Mimi the Pink Ladybug, Teddy Bear, owl, manta ray and cat kites. Kite Fest 2011 will be held in the field of NIU’s “North 40,” at Lucinda Avenue and Kishwaukee Drive, DeKalb, near Annie’s Woods and Anderson Hall. Admission is free.
Bring your blankets and chairs for some family fun! For this event you can bring your own kite to fly, make a kite or buy a kite. There will also be 100ft long inflated kites, 5 story barrel kites, food and activities for the whole family. Kite Fest will be held at Corner of Lucinda and Kishwaukee Dr on NIU Campus, the area often called ‘the North 40’.
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