JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Jamestown Kite Fest returns for its 27th year this weekend, bringing in spectators and fliers from across the country.
Created by the Wings on Strings Jamestown Kite Club, the event has been held annually at Meidinger Park Field with thousands who participate and enjoy the three-day festival.
Club member and co-organizer Chris Dodson says the festival celebrates kites of all different shapes and sizes.
Mike Gee is also a member of the Jamestown Wings on Strings Kite Club. He added the event is so big, other kite festival organizers attend to get ideas on how to put a festival like this together.
As a kick-off to the event, Gee says they’ll be hosting an “indoor kite fly” at the Two Rivers Activity Center at 10 AM on Friday.
The event will also bring in world-renowned kite builders and flyers to show off their skills. Gee added the kite building has returned as well, sponsored by the Jamestown Parks & Rec Department.
Dodson says Kite Fest wouldn’t be possible without the communities support.
Gee added that many respect Jamestown and the amount of work that goes into the event.
Kite Fest will run from Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th at Meidinger Park Field. The event is free and open to the public.
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Listen to a full Let’s Talk About It with Chris Dodson and Mike Gee below: