Posted By: Julie Sutter
Springtime in Colorado means weather transformations (often from sun to rain to snow to sun in the space of an afternoon). But along with these atmospheric shifts, we often get the gift of wind. When is wind a gift? On Sat. May 1, bring the family and come see for yourself at the third annual Kites in the Park, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Spring Canyon Community Park (2626 W Horsetooth Rd.) Kites in the Park features flying demonstrations performed by HQ Power Kites. The CSU Pakistani Cultural Club, the Pak Rams, will also perform a “mini Basant,” demonstrating activities, like kite fighting, that are seen at the Basant Festival held every year in Pakistan. Other attractions include a free kite making station where children can create and decorate a kite, face painting, age group flying contests with prizes, and kite and food vendors. Participants will also be given free raffle tickets for the chance win specialty kites every hour on the hour. Kites in the Park is free and open to the public. Grownups are invited to attend a kick-off celebration for Kites in the Park on Fri. Apr. 30 from 7p – 9p at Northside Aztlan Community Center. Kites painted by local artists will be auctioned at the event, which features hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Tickets are $10 for the general public. Visit www.articulatecity.com for more information about the kite auction. For more information on Kites in the Park, please call 970-224-6032.