17th Annual Kite Festival

Posted on January 10, 2018

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board presents the 17th Annual Kite Festival.  Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet! Fun family festival activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, snowshoeing, fat bike demos, guided nature hikes, ice fishing on the lake, and a marshmallow roast. Minnesota Kite Society experts will demonstrate maneuvering spectacular kites throughout the day, offer their expertise to kite flying enthusiasts and to those who are new to the pastime. Bring your own kite, or buy an inexpensive one at the lake.

 The Kite Festival is a FREE family oriented, outdoor event which takes place on Sat., January 27 from noon to 4 pm.  The Kite Festival is great for all ages and abilities.  Held at the north end of Lake Harriet near the Bandshell (4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway).  Free lot parking is available on site, please keep in mind lots fill quickly, however free, on-street parking is available throughout the neighborhood and a shuttle will be available leaving from Linden Hills Park (3100 W 43rd St. Minneapolis, MN 55410) from 11:45 am to 4 pm.  West Lake Harriet Parkway delays are expected. Allow ample time to find a spot and walk to the venue.

A huge thanks to our partners Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood and sponsors that help make the Kite Festival a success, especially TEA2 Architects and Renewal by Andersen.

Media Contact

Robin Smothers
Marketing and Communications
612-230-6410, rsmothers@minneapolisparks.org

Event Contact

Erica Chua
Community Outreach – Event Coordinator
612-230-6479, echua@minneapolisparks.org