WhenSat, August 21, 11am – 4pm
WhereValley View Middle School, 8900 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420 (map)
Flying Colors is the annual summer kite festival of the Minnesota Kite Society (MKS). Activities include a kids kite making workshop, a kids kite fly, kids kite flying contests, a rokkaku battle, demonstration kite flying, open flying for all and flying large kites.
Event is FREE.
Food and refreshments to be available.
Directions: Play Fields are located on NW corner of 90th Street and Portland Avenue South. From I-494 in Bloomington, exit at Portland Avenue. Go south about 1-1/2 miles to 90th Street. The field is on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Contact Festival Chair John Kaulbars at 952-854-0985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone that came to Flying Colors! It was a beautiful sunny, summer day. We had some great friends come from Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
The kids kite making was a big hit and Dave Herzig again put on a great workshop. Paul Fieber and Ed Grys from Wisconsin did a glider drop that was really cool. They flew up the Bucky Badger kite and dropped little gliders which filled the air. Each kid got to keep a glider and those that found a glider with a number on it received a prize.
The wind was extremely light all day. We had short periods of light wind but nothing we could keep up for a long time.
The bigger show kites weren't able to fly.
Ron Pegg was able to do a stunt kite demo later in the afternoon. Larry Day did some Rev flying later in the day too.
Thanks to John, Ken and Brad for all the work planning the festival. Thank you toeveryone else that came and had some fun with us.
Here is a link to some coverage on the WCCO evening news. http://email@example.com
Here are pictures from yesterday!
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