29th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival

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29th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival

If you’re in the Midwest and looking for something to do in the near future, love the beach and kites, or just want some fun time with the family, you might want to head out to Michigan soon.

The Great Lakes Kite Festival is an annual weekend event featuring over 25 flyers from throughout the U.S. and Canada  making it the largest of its kind in the Midwest. This year would be the 29th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival which takes place on May 20th & 21st, 2017 at the Grand Haven State Park by the shores of Lake Michigan.

World-famous stunt kite fliers showcase their skills and talents to music in one area while kites larger than a school bus hover just on the other end. You can also bring your own kite to fly on the open flying field, or test fly the year’s newest kites on one of the manufacturer’s sections.

Shop or just look through huge selection of amazing kites, wind toys and spinners in the world’s largest kite store for the weekend. This festival is FREE to attend with a parking fee inside the State Park. Parking spots are available outside of the park for those that do not mind a little walking.

The event also welcomes your furry friends in the picnic area or walkways as long as they are in a 6 foot leash. Unfortunately, they can’t join everyone else in the beach.

For more information about this year’s festival, visit MACkite’s event page.

Thinking of spending the weekend in Michigan? Why not book a house nearby the event for you and your family via Airbnb?

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Yamkins founded Gofamgo in 2017. She is the go-to travel planner of her family. She enjoys new places to explore and to eat with her husband Derbo and their son Andy. When she is not traveling, she loves watching movies, TV shows and predicting who gets to sit in the Iron Throne. She is also a freelance designer and a registered nurse.