Tired of the gusty spring weather? We’ve got an idea to help you make the best of it. From foot long wind-whippers to 200-square-foot super sails, it’s “Kiting Just for Fun” in Idaho Falls. The event takes flight April 27-28 at Sandy Downs.
Now in its 12th year, the local festival brings in kites of all persuasions. For those who show up “kiteless,” there are kites for sale. You can even build your own kite with materials on hand at the festival.
Admission is free, but participants and spectators are encouraged to bring a donation for the Idaho Food Bank. (Last year, more than 1,000 cans were donated.)
In recent years, attendees saw not only a mammoth 200-square-foot sail from East Idaho, but also a kite brought in from Utah that boasted a span of 240 square feet.
Special events include "gorilla hunting" and "running of the bols," as well as drawings and prizes at 4:30 on Saturday.
For more information about the annual kite-flying celebration, special events and prizes, call 524-5551.