Kite Festivals in the Kansas City Area

Kite festivals in the Kansas City area offer a colorful and awe-inspiring family fun! Many of these festivals include other kid friendly activities, food trucks and perfect picnic spots to enjoy the spring weather.

Kite Festivals in the Kansas City Area

Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival

Date: April 21, 2024 | Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: MCC-Longview, Lee’s Summit

The kites of Great American Kites & Events will take flight once again over the lawn of the picturesque MCC-Longview campus in the heart of kite month, with awe-inspiring mega kites, power kites, stunt kites and more. You’ll even see the world’s largest windsock, which is three stories high and 200 feet long! Bring the whole family, along with lawn chairs or blankets and a kite if you have one. (If not, kites will be sold on site while supplies last.) Numerous food trucks will be on hand to satisfy your food and beverage cravings — something for everyone! Learn more.

Kite Fest on the Prairie

Date: May 5, 2024 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Soar into the sky and let your spirits fly high at Kite Fest! Join us for a breezy day of colorful kites, uplifting views and a wind-sational experience amidst the beautiful wildflowers of the Arboretum’s prairie. This event is free with Arboretum admission. Learn more.

Sky-High Kite Festival

Date: May 4, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: LaBenite Park, Sugar Creek, Mo.
This beloved festival includes viewing of colossal kites flown by the masters at Great American Kites & Events! Bringpicnic blankets, chairs, and appetite! Relax in the park as you witness the mesmerizing kites painting the sky. Indulge in a delightful array of treats from onsite vendors and food trucks. Small kites will also be available for purchase to take a piece of the magic home. Learn more.

Hot Air Balloon and Kite Festival

Date: June 7-8, 2024
Location: Sedalia, Mo.

Sedalia Chamber Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival is full of family friendly activities. The event peaks on Friday with a morning flight and glow (weather permitting) in the evening. This year features two morning flights and two evening Glows one on Friday, June 7 and also on Saturday, June 8. Other highlights include family activities, tethered balloon rides, food trucks, vendors and petting zoo. Learn more.
Sarah McGinnity
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!


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