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Burlington’s Kite Festival 2015

by Guest Writer

Let fun take flight at Burlington’s 24th Annual Kite Festival

I don’t know about you but I feel that flying a kite is a sign that beautiful weather has arrived and summer is just around the corner. There is nothing quite like looking up into the sky and seeing a glimpse of creative abilities and personality come to life in the form of a kite. Whether you are a child, have children or are a kid at heart, Burlington’s Kite Festival presented by the Rocca Sisters and Associates is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon testing your kite flying skills.

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This year’s free event will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 11am – 4pm at Brant Hills Park, located at 2300 Duncaster Drive (behind Brant Hills Community Centre ).  Come down and show off your amazing crafting skills by building and flying your very own kite for free!  All kite building materials have been generously supplied by local Burlington Canadian Tire stores. In addition to being able to create and fly your own kite, you can come and witness the amazing talents of Clarol the Clown! She will be performing at noon and 3:00 pm. There is more free entertainment too! Passionate about Pictures will be there with their photo booth to create lasting memories for your family and friends. And of course, what day is complete without the chance to have your face painted or get a balloon animal?

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After working up an appetite, you can purchase a delicious lunch from Maple Lodge Farms, and top if off with some dessert from Olympic Softee! There will also be many local community groups offering free activities for the kids.

Past years have brought out kite clubs with members that are kite flying aficionados. We have heard June 7 is a popular day for kite festivals but if a kite master or two shows up, be sure to watch their amazing kites and flying abilities.

The event goes rain or shine so in case of inclement weather, kite making and other activities will be moved inside to the Brant Hills Community Centre.

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Some other info to help you plan your day:

  • Parking is limited so you may want to consider other transportation options. If you live in the area, bike or walk. Or consider hoping on Burlington Transit or car pooling.
  • Between the kite flying, face painting, balloon animals and reptiles, it’s best to leave your furry friends and pets at home. They’ll be safer and happier there.
  • Event sponsors, vendors and media partners help keep Burlington Events free so be sure to look for them, support them and say thank you!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 7th and bring the whole family out to Burlington’s Kite Festival. It’s sure to be a great time where fun takes flight!

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