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Ah, winter… Snowmen, snowball fights, sledding, skiing, hockey, ice fishing, kite flying… Wait, what? Kite flying? Yes, kite flying!
So, you thought you’ve seen it all, huh? Well now you can.
Few know that the upper Midwest holds some of the largest and most awe-inspiring winter kite festivals on the planet. Frozen lakebeds and their unobstructed winds are ideal for lifting some of the world’s largest kites. This, and a shared passion attract kiters from around the country and beyond.
If you’ve never seen a stack of these magnificent showkites, you’re in for a real treat. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Together, they dot a winter sky like wildflowers spread across a spring meadow.
What are you waiting for? Plan now to visit these festivals. They’re a great time for family and friends!
2022 Winter Kite Festivals
- 1/29 – 1/30 Okoboji Winter Games Kite Festival, Okoboji, IA
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