Edmond Oklahoma's 4th of July Festival

KiteFest

Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th

West side of Mitch Park – Enter from Santa Fe north off Covell on KiteFest Lane Sat. 9:30 A.M – 4:30 P.M. & after sundown a Lighted Night Flight (wind & weather permitting).
Sunday 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

2017 is the 27th Anniversary of the KiteFest and admission is free.

The 2017 KiteFest will be located on the far west side of Mitch Park on KiteFest Lane. We will be flying between mile roads Covell and Coffee Creek on North Santa Fe. The Kite Festival will include many events for the experienced flyer as well as the novice. We will paint the sky with hundreds of kites flown by anyone who wants to “go fly a kite.” So bring, make or buy a kite and fly it.
 There will be team demonstrations by experienced kiters. The two-line kites are flown in synchronized figures and patterns by three or more kiters. There will also be kiters flying four-lined kites in patterns never dreamed of by the kiters of yesteryear.

The Kite Festival will include making kites for even the youngest kiter and a place to fly their new kite. Candy drops from a large kite will occur several times Saturday for the kids.

Several Master Class kiters will demonstrate new kites and flying techniques. Some traction kiters will pull their buggies with kites.
Everyone is welcome to bring their own kite.  Small sled kites will be given to every child so each child can fly a kite.  Other kites of various sizes, colors, etc. will be sold by our vendor, “Wings of the Wind Kites and Toys.”

All are invited to come and fly a kite or just watch. Homemade kites are welcome. We will ask for donations to support KiteFest and the kite giveaway.

All of these festivities and many others will take place at Mitch Park on KiteFest Lane between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 24th and Sunday June 25th.

Saturday will include a silent auction for those interested in bidding on a kite or kite related objects.  Donations for the auction would be appreciated.  So clean out a closet or kite bag and help out KiteFest.

After sundown the kiters will return and do a night-fly. (Saturday only – night fly – weather and wind permitting.) Lights will be placed on the two-lined kites and flown together in many patterns. Many have described this as an experience with UFO’s. This is a “must see” for those who have never witnessed a night kite fly and for those who have. Sunday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. is dedicated to kite flying for anyone who wants to “go fly a kite” on KiteFest Lane.

If there are any questions about this event contact Terry Officer at (405) 341-5477.
All kite flying events are weather & wind permitting.

View Kitefest Pamphlet

KiteFest Mission Statement: It is the intention of the LibertyFest KiteFest to promote a safe and fun family event that incorporates kites, kite flying, kite making and kite games.

 

LibertyFest PinLibertyFest Pins

The 2017 45th Anniversary LibertyFest Collector Pin is in production and will be here soon. 
When available it may be purchased for $5.
Celebrate LibertyFest's 40th year with a "Limited Edition Collector Pin" FREE with the purchase of the 2017 45th Anniversary pin (while supplies last).
If you are interested in purchasing the LibertyFest Pin get yours at the Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau M-F 8am-5pm at 1030 S. Bryant or  email info@libertyfest.org with your request and contact information and someone will get back to you. Thank you.

 

To Volunteer
A LibertyFest Collector's T-shirt (a $10 value) is provided to each volunteer while supply lasts. Hurry limited supply available. To volunteer for LibertyFest, call 340-2527 or email info@libertyfest.org
Think about it... LibertyFest has ten different events generally beginning in June through July 4th. You can volunteer for a few hours and be a part of one of the best events Edmond has to offer. It's Fun And Easy! Email and let us know your name, best contact phone and time to contact you.
Event Chair
Terry Officer

Event Sponsors
American Kiteflyers Association
Dave Young
Ed Davis
High Plains Delta
Jason McCaleb
Josh Officer
Kites in the Sky
Larry Stiles
Marti Dermer and Hideaway Pizza
Tom Arbster
Cathrine Gabrel
Tulsa Windriders
Wings of the Wind


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