About the Cleveland Kite Festival.
We must let all you folks who have returned another year that there will be a 39th Cleveland International Kite Festival Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Edgewater Park, 6500 Memorial Shoreway (Rt. 2) Cleveland, Ohio 44102 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission, free parking, special events field, and open flying area for the public.
This family festival is sponsored by the Ohio Society For the Elevation of Kites (OSEK), a club that has been “coloring up the sky” at community festivals, and doing kite making workshops across Northeast Ohio for 41 years. It’s been called the best kept secret in Cleveland by some, but kite people from several states and Canada call it one of the best kite festivals in the USA!
Need a kite? No problem. OSEK will be selling kid kites For $3 at the club tent, and Chicago Kite Store will be bringing its field shop to Edgewater again this year.
Events include performances by the Windjammers International Kite Team based in Detroit, dancing stacks of kites to music everybody loves.
Wind Sprint contests are for everybody, and conducted by age group. Parents can help smaller children. And the children can help their parents.
Mystery Ballet is a favorite among experienced sport kite fliers. This event needs 5 people from “the public” to judge how they like each contestant’s performance. Since this this is going to be a one day event, Solo and Pairs+ will be held on the one day.
Rokkaku Battles at the end of the day. Large Japanese style fighting kites get points for knocking each other out of the sky. No cutting line is used for this kind of fighting kites.