For a Special Treat, Los Alamos Arts Council will be offering a Virtual Kite Festival! Sponsored by New Mexico Consortium.
Join LAAC on Thursday, July 9th, from 7 am to 12:30 pm at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. We will be handing out kite kits, and the first 70 visitors will receive a special gift. We have also worked with Pac 8, Los Alamos Historical Society, Fuller Lodge Art Center, and PEEC to provide videos on Kite History, Kite Building, Kite Decoration, and Kite Safety and Flying. There will be several ways to access the videos.
This Free Event is for everyone in the community. We encourage the youth of Los Alamos to participate, and share their creations with their friends and family. We have also created the hashtag #2020LosAlamosKiteFestival, so that the community can share their flying artwork with us, and the kite flying enthusiasts of the world!
The Los Alamos Arts Council generally presents the Kite Festival the third weekend in May, at Overlook Park in White Rock. The festival has grown over the years and now includes several pre-festival kite-building workshops for kids at local schools and culminates in a two-day-long, activity-packed, festival. We look forward to 2021, and will see everyone in White Rock on May 15th and 16th!
The Festival is held Saturday and Sunday afternoons and includes music, food, kite-building workshops, and lots of kite flying. Kite enthusiasts from all over the southwest fly their large, intricately shaped kites and hand-made flying works of art, demonstrate stunt-kite flying, and grace the fields with incredibly colorful banners. Free kite-building workshops for kids are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoon where children build and decorate simple kites with assistance from volunteers. Kids use both their craft and artistic skills to put literally hundreds of these kites up in the sky. For the six-and-under crowd, pre-built kites are available for decorating. A kite hospital is staffed with kite medics to mend the inevitable broken and injured kites using sticks, duct tape, and ingenuity. Everyone young at heart is invited. Bring a kite, build a kite, fly a kite, or just take in the artful scene. Help keep the Kite Festival free to all attendees: We are seeking sponsors to help make next year’s Festival a success! If you would like to donate or contribute as a Program Sponsor, please contact LAAC at 505-663-0477 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!