Chicago Botanic Garden Kite Festival 2013

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The Chicago Botanic Garden will be hosting a kite festival August 10th and 11th.  The Festival is a great family event that will feature kite demonstrations, interactive workshops and performances by stunt kite professionals.

 

Members of the Chicago Fire Kite Team, and the Kite Society of Wisconsin & Illinois will show off their stunt kites and introduce the audience to the sport of team kite ballet.

 

The Chicago Fire Kite Team’s performance should be an exciting show for any age. The team, formed in 1986, has been in existence for longer than any other competitive sport kite team.  They have won 15 American Kiteflier Association national championships in various events including team ballet and team precision. They’ve also performed in front of audiences all over the world including Japan, England and France.

 

Of course, no kid is going to be satisfied by just watching the kites. So make sure to sign up yours for the Kid’s Mad Dash. The first 30 kids to register for the event will receive a kite they can later use to compete in a highest flight competition! Registration for that event is 11am to 2pm both days.

 

To make the day complete, refreshments, including ice cream, will be available for purchase during the festival.

 

photo courtesy: http://www.ikeclub.org/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=755

 

DETAILS

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/event/kite_festival

Date: August 10th and 11th

Hours: 11am to 4pm each day

Location: Chicago Botanic Garden

Admission: $20

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

City Suites Hotel

A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. Offers complimentary breakfast and afternoon cookies. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL, 60657. 773.404.3400

www.chicagocitysuites.com

 

Majestic Hotel

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499.

www.majestic-chicago.com

 

The Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.

www.willowshotelchicago.com