It will certainly be a day for celebrating the magic of the kite!

In a delightful display of whimsy, hundreds of kites will take flight on Sunday, May 21, at the 10th annual Kites in the Park Festival at Spring Canyon Park. Nearly 8,000 people are expected to participate in the full-day event, which will feature kite ballet performances, rokkaku battles, and giant kites from fliers around the world. kite Included in the line-up is Mix McGraw, the world record holder for flying 230 kites at one time, and Bob Matteo, with his giant octopus, clownfish, and scuba diver kite. But the event isn't just for the pros, either. Even novices and ordinary kite enthusiasts are encouraged to bring and fly their own, while kiddos will be allowed to make and decorate kites at a special craft station. Plus, with contests and drawings, giveaways, kite-battling clinics, merchandise, and delicious concession food for sale, it promises to be an exciting, fun-filled day for all.
Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to come by foot or bicycle, or make use of the free shuttle service from Hughes Stadium. The festival runs between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., on Sunday, May 21, at Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins. Admission is free, but the experience is priceless. kite

Interested in enjoying other events in Colorado's great outdoors? Take a peek at the Film on the Rocks summer schedule!