Kites the size of school buses

The Great Lakes Kite Festival is an annual weekend event at the Grand Haven State Park along the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s the largest of its kind in the Midwest featuring over 25 flyers from throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 30th Annual Great Lakes Kite Festival takes place May 19th & 20th, 2018.

World-famous stunt kite fliers perform to music on the center flying field while kites larger than a school bus hover just to the south. Bring your own kite to fly on the open flying field at the north end of the event, or test fly the year’s newest kites on one of the manufacturer’s fields. Shop an amazing selection of kites and wind toys and spinners in the giant MACkite tent on the beach, the world’s largest kite store for the weekend. Be sure to stop at the south end of the tent for family fun. This festival is FREE to attend, though there may be a charge to park inside the State Park.

For more information about this year’s festival, visit

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