MILWAUKEE – Typically, if someone tells you to “fly a kite,” it means you’re boring and should walk away. But believe me when I suggest you “go fly a kite”, I mean it literally!
The Wilde Subaru Family Kite Festival will take off at the lakeside this weekend. The event will be full of fun for the whole family.
It starts with participants launching over 600 kites and continues with kite flying by the pros. There will also be a “candy and brat” drop, which promises to be awesome.
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I met up with Scott Fisher, owner of Gift of Wings, to test my kite skills…and I did it! Truth be told, I’ve never flown a kite before, but trust me, if I can do it, you can too. And you should!
The Chicago Fire Kite team will be performing on both days, along with the Windjammers kite team from Detroit, according to Gift of Wings.
The Canadian dream team will arrive on Saturday. They will fly giant kites shaped like fish, octopus and animals. Some of the kites will be over 150 feet long.
This free event takes place at Veterans Park, 1010 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, in Milwaukee. The kite festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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