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Kites Over Lake Michigan is one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest and attracts kitefliers from all over. Check out giant show kites, precision stunt kite teams flying dual- and quad-line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays, running of the bols, and games for kids! Learn how to fly two and quad line stunt kites from the experts.
This being 2020, Kites Over Lake Michigan is moving this year from its traditional Neshotah Beach location to nearby Two Rivers High School. Not because of COVID per se, but because high levels on Lake Michigan has resulted in relatively little beach left for people to safely and properly congregate and enjoy in the numbers a festival like this demands. It will take place Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th. This includes a night fly on Saturday night, conditions permitting.
There will be a role reversal of role this year; since the High School serves as the festival grounds, Walsh Field (on 22nd Street just before the turn into Neshotah Beach) will serve as the overflow parking area. A shuttle bus service will run between Walsh Field and the high school both days from 11 am to 5 pm. Please note that the bus will be limited to 23 people per trip to allow for social distancing, more if family members living together are present. All those using the shuttle will have to be masked. Also, pets are not allowed anywhere on school property.
Good news: Free kite making for kids will continue, taking place Sunday 9/6/20 at 9.00 am.
Bad news: Due to the change of venue this year, we will not be able to do any release of Sky Lanterns.
Great News: The Fireworks Show WILL take place, and it will happen Saturday evening at 8 pm. Fireworks will be shot off behind the Coast Guard Station, allowing people to spread out over a wide area and still have optimum viewing from various places along the waterfront.
Highway 42 is the road to both Neshotah Beach and Two Rivers High School; Highway 147 brings you to Two Rivers from the north, and Highway 310 provides quick access to and from I-43. Check out this colorful fest (which we need in 2020) September 5th and 6th!
Kites Over Lake Michigan Event Address:
Two Rivers High School
4519 Lincoln Avenue (Highway 42)
Two Rivers, WI 54241