Blue skies and spring breezes are the perfect backdrops for one of the most fun family traditions – kite flying! The following kite festivals will bring together people from all over the community to celebrate spring and raise money for local Park Districts through the Flying for Kids campaign. Find a festival near you below.
Kite Festivals in McHenry County
Events are listed in chronological order. Please double check the website before heading out with your kites and kids. We will be updating it all summer long.
Huntley Kite Fest
28 April 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Warrington Park, Huntley
There will be incredible giant inflatable kites, beautifully flown choreographed musical routines by professional kite teams and performers using both two-line and four-line sport kites, free kite making for kids (while supplies last), candy drop by kites for kids, Gift of Wings Kite Shop will be on-site, food booths and more!
Annual Barrington Area Kidfest
4 May 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Citizens Park, Barrington
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at Citizen’s Park. We have something for everyone to enjoy and it’s ALL FREE! This event is very popular and parking is limited. FREE kites will be provided to all children ages 2-10. One kite per child.
Volo Kite Fest
14 September 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Burnell C. Russell Municipal Complex, Volo
Volo’s first kite festival. We will have a stunt kite flyer who will be performing and also have his shop set up for any who wish to buy. In addition, all who desire will have the space to fly their own kites.
Where is your family’s favorite place to fly a kite in Lake County? Tell us in the comments section below.