Kids making paper kites at Clark Park in May. Your generous donations helped make around 50 kites for this event.

   

 
 

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  Colorful kites to dot the skies over Belle Isle during annual festival Sunday, July 15th

DETROIT - The Detroit Kite Festival is returning to Belle Isle on Sunday, July 15th, from 10am until 6pm. In addition to kite flying, the Detroit Institute of Arts Education Studio will host the Kite Making Tent for kids. Guests are encouraged to tinker, play and invent in the Will It Fly? Tent, or learn about kites and reflect on kite flying memories in the Book Nook. Detroit’s own high-flying legends, the Windjammers Kite Team, will be back to perform their synchronized kite show. Need a kite? Kites and merchandise will be for sale at the Kite Shop, and dozens of kites will be available to borrow at the Kite Cart.

“We are so excited to bring back the Detroit Kite Festival after a wildly successful first time. Kites are a platform to bring Detroiters together, celebrate history and culture, and to engage with others. We are grateful to have such a supportive community and willing partners to make this the collaborative festival that it is.” Says Margo Dalal, Director.

This year Detroit Kite Festival is pleased to partner with with Michigan Philharmonic to bring a musical backdrop to kite flying, sponsored by Ally Bank. Aligning with Detroit Kite Festival’s values, Michigan Phil is committed to reaching out to a broad and diverse array of audiences and providing enjoyable cultural and social experiences.

According to Beth Stewart, Executive Director of the Michigan Philharmonic,“The Michigan Phil is thrilled to be participating this summer! The orchestra performs free outdoor summer concerts throughout SE Michigan each year, and this festival will be one of the most fun events in Detroit.”

ABOUT THE DETROIT KITE FESTIVAL
Detroit Kite Festival is a is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit. The Detroit Kite Festival is produced in partnership with Belle Isle Conservancy, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, and is sustained by public donations. Detroit Kite Festival uplifts kite flying and creation as a platform for radical inclusion, communal play, shared healing, and the celebration of culture and history. Detroit Kite Festival was founded after winning the inaugural Belle Isle SOUP grant in 2016, a partnership of the Belle Isle Conservancy and Michigan Department of Natural Resources. In 2017, Detroit Kite Festival launched a funding from a Patronicity crowd funding campaign and received a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


 

 

 

   
 


 
 

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