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April 9, 2014

Get Ready, Get Set… Fly! 16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival Returns to Lincoln Park on May 3

Jamey Lundblad    312.744.2493 Jamey.lundblad@cityofchicago.org

Mary May    312.744.0576 Mary.May@cityofchicago.org

A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival returns to Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park (Montrose and Wilson) on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is FREE.

Once again, the City of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and a kite-shaped refrigerator magnet craft.

One of the most popular highlights of the festival is the Big Kite Candy Drop, which is a piñata-like kite filled with candies that drop from the sky, taking place during the afternoon, weather permitting.

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

The 16th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by The Boeing Company, Pepsi, Chicago Transit Authority, Whole Foods Market and CLIF Kid. For more information, visit www.chicagokidsandkites.us, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@ChicagoDCASE) or call 312.744.3316; TTY 312.744.2964.

 

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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.