Chicago Kids and Kites Festival - No 2022 Festival

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May 1, 2021

Families flying kites in the park

Make the best of Chicago in springtime by joining the annual interactive Chicago Kids and Kites Festival. This year, kids and kids-at-heart will get to fly their hand-crafted kites and watch professional flyers who will demonstrate their skills on-site.

Event Date and Time

There is currently no festival scheduled for 2022.


Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois


The Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is free of charge. Below are recommended accommodations and nearby attractions and activities that complement your Chicago family trip.

About Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

The Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is an annual interactive kite-flying festival with fun for everyone. So, whether you’re planning to bring your kids to experience a fun-filled outdoor activity or you enjoy kite-flying yourself, this annual celebration truly is a spring spectacle to remember. It is arranged by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the kite-making and kite-flying activities will be provided free of charge by the City of Chicago.

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Speaking of kite-building, Children can get creative as they hand-craft kites using the free kits on site. Prefer not to let the kids have all the fun? Build and Decorate your kite alongside friends and family. 

When done, put your skills to the test and try to fly your creation. Chicago Kite, a distributor of single, dual, and quad line kites for kite enthusiasts for over 28 years, will also be on-site for those who wish to skip the DIY activity and would like to purchase a pre-made kite instead.

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More activities await kids and families in this year’s Chicago Kids and Kites Festival. Witness professional flyers showcase their skills, wow the crowd with their synchronized flying maneuvers, and show off their extraordinary oversized kite designs.  

COVID Information

Last-minute changes may occur due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As of writing, all travelers over the age of 2 are advised to bring a mask. Visit the City of Chicago’s travel advisory for more information.

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Complete  Your Chicago Kids and Kites Festival Trip

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Experience the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

This family-friendly outdoor event is complete with upbeat music, food trucks, face painting, balloon artists, and much more. Kids can unleash their creativity and play in nature while parents enjoy a laid-back family fun time throughout the day.


May 1, 2021
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