Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th
West side of Mitch Park -
enter from Santa Fe north of Covell
Sat. 9:30am-5pm & after Sundown
Lighted Night Flight (weather permitting)
Sunday 9:30am - 4pm
2013 is the 23rd Anniversary of the KiteFest. Admission is free and takes place at Mitch Park - enter from Santa Fe north of Covell in Northwest Edmond.
KiteFest will include many activities for the experienced flyer as well as the novice. The sky will be painted with hundreds of kites flown by anyone who wants to "go fly a kite."
There will be team demonstrations by experienced kiters. The two-lined kites are flown in synchronized figures and patterns by three or more kiters. There will also be kiters flying four-lined kites in patterns never dreamed of by the kiters of yesteryear.
KiteFest will offer kite making for even the youngest kiter and a place to fly their new kite. Candy drops from a large kite will occur several times during the day for the kids. Large bags of candy are released from a kite in the sky and the kids may scramble for their share.
Several Master Class kiters will demonstrate new kites and flying techniques. Troy Gunn, a Master Class flyer from Wichita Falls, will fly two two-lined kites at the same time to a music accompanied ballet. Richard Dermer Stillwater, Oklahoma resident and past president of the American Kitefliers Association, will be displaying miniature kites.
After sundown on Saturday the kiters will return to the park to perform a night-fly. Weather permitting. Lights will be placed on the two-lined kites and flown together. Many have described this as an experience with UFO's. This is a "must see" especially for those who have never witnessed a night kite fly.
Sunday, June 30th, from 9:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. is dedicated to kite flying. Everyone is invited to bring and fly a kite or watch the kite flying.
So, for a fun filled two days of kite flying or just kite watching, come to Mitch Park and join us. Many kiters will be there to show everyone the latest in kites and kite flying and answer questions about kites. Maybe even allowing you to try your "hands" at flying a two-lined kite. For those who don't own a kite, kite vendors will be on hand to show you their best.
For further information about KiteFest contact Terry Officer at (405) 341-5477.
KiteFest Mission Statement:
It is the intention of the LibertyFest KiteFest to promote a safe and fun family event that incorporates kites, kite flying, kite making and kite games.