Kites in the Park
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Spring Canyon Park, Fort Collins, Colorado
Grab your kite and come out to Spring Canyon Community Park for the 11th annual Kites in the Park Festival. Presented by City of Fort Collins and First National Bank, Kites in the Park is a FREE family-friendly community event that celebrates all things kites. We’ll welcome fliers from around the world to perform kite ballets, battle kites, and fly giant kites. First National Bank welcomes youth to decorate their own kites to take home. Kites are free, but limited to the first 500 guests. Enjoy great food and activities including a stick horse rodeo, demonstrations, and clinics to battle Rokkaku kites.
Schedule of Events
Event times may vary depending on wind and weather.
|10 a.m.||Opening Kite Flying Ceremony||Demonstration Fields|
|10 a.m.||Kite Decorating Begins||Kite Decorating Pavillion|
|10 a.m.||Rokkaku Batttle, Registration Opens||Sound Tent; Demonstration Fields|
|10 a.m.||Greeley Stampede Stick Horse Rodeo, Registration Opens||Greeley Stampede Tent; Vendors|
|10:15 a.m.||Kite Ballet to "Let's Go Fly a Kite"||Demonstration Fields|
|10:30 a.m.||Kite Performances||Demonstration Fields|
|11 a.m.||Greeley Stampede Stick Horse Rodeo||Greeley Stampede Tent; Vendors|
|11 a.m.||Rokkaku Battles; Individual||Demonstration Fields|
|12:30 p.m.||Children's Kite Flying Games||Demonstration Fields|
|2 p.m.||Rokkaku Battles; Team||Demonstration Fields|
|2:45 p.m.||Kite Performances||Demonstration Fields|
|3 p.m.||End of Event|
Thank you for your interest in Kites in the Park. Kites in the Park attracts nearly 8,000 children and adults for a full-day festival involving everything kites! We invite food, merchandise, and promotional vendors to join us at the event. Applications can be downloaded below, and must be submitted by May 1, 2018. For vendor questions, contact David Wimmer, ZHdpbW1lckBmY2dvdi5jb20=.
2018 Vendor Application
We would not be able to offer this family event to our community free of charge without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to our current sponsors for supporting Kites in the Park.
Sponsor applications are no longer being accepted for 2018. To inquire about opportunities available for 2019, contact Jami McMannes at 970.221.6358 or am1jbWFubmVzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.
There are many opportunities to volunteer for the Kites in the Park Festival. A few volunteer positions include:
- Kite Informant: Help out in the information tents by guiding families to the kite attractions.
- Festival magicians: Make the festival appear and disappear by helping with set-up and tear-down.
- Kite maker: Assist kiddos in making and decorating their own kites!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the online form and we’ll be in touch soon with more information. When completing the form, select "events" from the drop down menu beneath "What program are you interested in?".