Do those words make you want to sing along with the old Mary Poppins song? Or, maybe make you feel like flying a kite again? April is National Kite Month, and one of the largest kite-flying festivals in the Midwest will be right here in our own backyard in Lee’s Summit on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Spring is finally here, and one thing that truly signals the start of spring for me is seeing families fly kites in the park near my home. I love watching kites, especially sport kites, but I have to admit I'm terrible at it. The last time I tried to fly one, I managed a direct hit on top of my head.
Happy National Kite Flying month! Yes, April is the month dedicated to kite flying. Since we’ve been having amazing weather, I thought it would be a great idea to go kite flying. Having been bitten by the arts-and-crafts-bug several months ago, I decided that simply going to the store and spending three dollars (note: prices may vary) on a premade kite was just not enough.
The MCC Flights of Fancy Kite Festival took place on April 21, 2012. The wind left a bit to be desired, but plenty of kites still made it up in the air. There was a 100 foot long squid and a thirty foot kitty cat (the owner is a Kansas State fan). I personally enjoyed a thirst-inducing walking taco salad (Fritos covered in various taco toppings) and a thirst-quenching cherry limeade while enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.
Springtime is here, and people are dying to get outside! Kansas City has a plethora of fun activities to do outside. Many are drawn to events and places such First Fridays, the KC River Market, or shopping on the Country Club Plaza. One of the smaller events is the annual MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy Kite Festival held on Saturday, April 20.