Friday, May 20, 2011

Go Fly A Kite


The Great Lakes Kite Festival takes place this weekend at Grand Haven State Park; if you are in the area, it's worth taking the time to check it out. Biggest kite festival in the Midwest. It's free, park fees apply if you don't have the new Recreational Passport sticker, or if you are lucky you can find free parking on the street. Hundreds of kites are flying most of the time, and these big ones are up throughout the three-day show. They have competitions and demonstrations and of course a kite tent where you can get something to fly yourself if you like. Word of warning - if that wind is coming off the lake, it can be chilly. Be prepared for every temperature. Bring everything from shorts and t-shirts, to jeans and sweatshirts in case it's blowing straight from the west.

Last year was pretty nice, partly sunny, warm, people were boating and swimming. This was one of those things that I shot and never put up because I never got the time to go through and get them all processed, but you get the idea. It's a nice way to kick off beach season - go if you get the chance!