It's Saturday, April 27th and we're having our first really great weekend, weather-wise. Get outside and enjoy! What better way to have fun outside than flying kites?
There are some great events going on today, please check them out. If you cannot attend one of these go to your favorite flying spot and have some fun.
Dave Herzig is putting on a kids kite making workshop in downtown Minneapolis with the Hennepin Theatre Trust in celebration of Mary Poppins at the Orpheum Theater.
Mary Poppins Pop-Up Park!
Saturday, April 27th, 11:00a - 12:30p
Build your own kite and fly it on Hennepin Avenue's first-ever "pop-up park!" David Herzig of the Minnesota Kite Society will guide children in building their own kites. Cost is $5 per child. This event is ideal for Kindergartners through 6th graders.
FAIR Downtown School
10 S. 10th Street
Kite flying will take place across the street from the school, next to the Orpheum Theatre!
Today is also the 25th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly!
25th Annual Kiwanis Kite Fly
Today, noon to 4p
Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and watch the kites take flight. Or, bring your kite and fly it with members of the Minnesota Kite Society. Free kites for kids while supplies last.
Free - no registration required
If cancelled because of the weather the rain date is Saturday, May 25th (Memorial Day weekend).
It is at Louisiana Oaks Park, 3500 Louisiana Ave S, St. Louis Park, MN
Also today, the Wisconsin Kiter's are putting on a kite making workshop and kite fly in Chippewa Falls, WI today at the North Wisconsin State Fairgrounds for Spring Fest.
The Wisconsin Kiters will put on a kids kite making workshop in the Fine Arts Building at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and do a Fun Fly outside on the east side of the fairgrounds near the grandstand.
Local vendors will display products for spring and summer. Action Fireworks & Kites of Eau Claire, WI will be selling kites and accessories. There will be two tents with live music and food vendors. Family activities include a 5k fun run, a petting zoo, inflatables and a bonfire.
The festival is sponsored by the Chippewa Falls Rotary Foundation and occurs at the fairgrounds located east of Hwy 124 at 225 Edward Street in Chippewa Falls.
Chippewa Falls, WI is located about 100 miles east of Minneapolis, MN.
Directions: From Minneapolis, go east on I-94 about 76 miles. Exit at Hwy 29 east (Exit #52) and go east about nineteen miles. Exit at Business Route 29/Hwy 178 and turn left at the stoplight. Follow Business Route 29 west to a round-about where it merges with Hwy 124 north, and go north over the Chippewa River into downtown Chippewa Falls. Turn right at River Street and follow Hwy 124 north about one mile (passing the Lienenkugel's Brewery) and up a hill to Edward Street. Turn right at Edward Street by the YMCA and go east past the elementary school. Turn right at the second fairgrounds entrance.