Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

Go fly a kite!

No, really – go fly a kite. The Chicago Kids and Kites Festival takes place every year at the beginning of May.

You don’t even need to bring your own – kite kits will be provided (while supplies last) for children to build, decorate and fly. There will also be face painting, balloon artists and crafts.

Chicago Kite will be onsite for kite buyers, and professional kite flyers will demonstrate their skills with oversized and uniquely-shaped kites.

City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Photo Courtesy of Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Photo

Kids and Kites festival runs from 10am to 4pm on Cricket Hill, near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Ave.

This event is weather-dependent, so call 3-1-1 if the skies look iffy the day of the event.

Related: Find more free things to do in Chicago

City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Photo Courtesy of Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Photo

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

  • May 2, 2020, 10am to 4pm
  • Free!
  • Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, Lake Shore Drive between Montrose Ave. & Wilson Ave.

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