Don’t miss the 2018 Macomb Kite Festival, a colorful kite-flying spectacular! The Macomb Sky Climbers Kite Club, in partnership with the Macomb Park District, the City of Macomb, “Squeezed to Please,” and The Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting on Macomb’s 3rd annual kite festival September 8 & 9, 2018, in cooperation with the Macomb Balloon Rally.
We especially welcome those who live in communities in the region to come out and make a full day of it for you and your loved ones. Whether from Astoria, Avon, Bushnell, Blandinsville, Colchester, Industry, Table Grove, Sciota, or the entire West Central Illinois Region, there are activities galore that make this event well worth the trip!
Day 1- Saturday, Sept. 9
The Festival kicks off with open fun flying for all to enjoy the fields.
10:00 am – Flying fields open; Kite-Making Booths begin, Official Kick-Off
11:30am-1:00 p.m. – To help parents out and give kids a treat, our sponsors, “Squeeze To Please,” & Macomb Ayerco stations have teamed up to provide FREE hot dogs & lemon shake-ups for kids 16 & under, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., while supplies last.
12:00 pm – Team 180 GO!
4:00 pm – Salute to Military Families
5:00 pm – Open Fields for all
Day 2 – Sunday, Sept. 10
Day two is a “learn to fly” day. We’ll have some sport kites set up for people to try out, and if you have any questions about your kite, the Sky Climbers Kite Club will be on hand to answer them!
10:00 am – Flying fields open
11:00 am – Duel-line Kite Demonstrations
We are bringing in some very special guests to the festival. These are superstars in the kite world, and we are very grateful they have chosen our festival to enrich the experience for us all.
Kite Team 180GO!
This crowd favorite puts on an amazing spectacle throughout the festival. Be sure to bring a chair or picnic blanket and your sunscreen so you can stay for awhile and enjoy the show!
“Our Kites Fly” – Tony & Ann Killip from Wataga, IL
You’ve not seen kites until you’ve seen the GIANT show kites this flying high family launches into the sky! The Killips travel all over bringing joy and whimsy to the skies with their assortment of giant colorful show kites. Able to be seen for miles, their kites are always a crowd favorite! Learn more >>>…
Route 66 Kites
We are very pleased to welcome “Route 66 Kites,” an Illinois family business bringing their kites to sell and their expertise to lend to our organizers to make the event run smoothly. We can’t thank them enough for their technical support.
About the Event
Our schedule of events ensures we will minimize overlap with the popular Balloon Rally so we do not compete for audiences. We have many activities for all ages, budgets, and activity levels.
We have assistive equipment so that all may participate in kite flying.
The Macomb Sky Climbers Kite Club, in partnership with the Macomb Park District, the City of Macomb, and The Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting on this kite festival in cooperation with the Macomb Balloon Rally. For more info, view our frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Our festival needs volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, making kites, and preparing materials. [View more about becoming a volunteer]
Support The Macomb Kite Festival
The Macomb Kite Festival relies upon the financial support of our friends, sponsors, and donors. [Learn more about supporting the festival ]