Food, Music, and Crafts Compose 2nd Annual Detroit Kite Festival

by | Jul 6, 2018 | Creative Destinations

If you weren’t able to attend the Detroit Kite Festival last year you’re in luck. The festival will be returning to Belle Isle’s Cricket Field on Sunday, July 15th. This free event makes the perfect family-friendly destination, and is packed with fun and excitement for all who attend.

Children given rides on a mechanical bike by Detroit artist Juan Martinez. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

The Food

Don’t worry about leaving the festival to get lunch if you work up an appetite. There will be multiple vendors on site so that you can grab some grub. Vendors include Sisters on a Roll, Crepes Day-Twah, and Tacos Don Gatos. Chef Harriette Brown of Sisters on a Roll informed us that they will offer vegan ribs, burrito bowls, tacos, and beverages.

A yummy chicken taco. (Photo: Sisters on a Roll)

Vegan ribs. (Photo: Sisters on a Roll)

A delicious beef taco. (Photo: Sisters on a Roll)

On Site Activities

New to this year’s festival, visitors will be treated to a performance by the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. Make sure you get a spot to enjoy the music as they will be only be playing from 2:00pm-3:30pm. We’re sure it will be pretty cool to watch your kite dip and soar to the beautiful soundtrack.

No kite? No worries. The festival includes an on-site kite making station. In addition to other activities, this gives families a chance to build something together and have a great time doing it.

Sign advertising where visitors can make a kite. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

A family enjoys coloring a design for their kite. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

The Kites

When you pull up to Cricket Field prepare to be blown away by some of the coolest kites you’ve ever seen. The festival is where you will find a great mix of traditional and custom made pieces alike. Want to see what we mean? Check out some of the amazing kites that we photographed from last years gathering:

We can’t wait to attend the festival this year and hope you will too. If you’re looking for a community driven event, The Detroit Kite Festival is where you want to be.

A woman snaps a photo of a unique kite. (Photo: The Creative Armory)

What do you love most about the Detroit Kite Festival? Share your thoughts in the comments!


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