Sister Bay is hosting its first Kite Day at the town’s Sports Complex, 2155 Autumn Court, on July 16, 10 am – 3 pm, weather and wind conditions permitting. Community coordinator Louise Howson thought up the idea as a way to shake up the kids’ activities that Sister Bay has hosted in the past.
After working with a few local fliers from the Wisconsin Kiters Club, marketing and events director Ellie Soderberg-Guger said the free event will provide an opportunity for people to participate or watch. Kite kits – 100 of which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis – will allow kids to construct their own kite.
“They can put [on] any design or color them however they want,” Soderberg-Guger said. “If the kids want to fly them – the ones they just made – they’ll be able to fly those adjacent to where the big kites are flying.”
The big kites she was referring to, piloted by the local fliers, are up to 30 feet long. Some of the local participants, such as Jeff Kuhns, fly kites all over the state and even beyond, Soderberg-Guger said.
“The fliers – they’re all excited to get to northern Door County and fly some kites,” she said.
People who don’t want to make a kite can still watch the fliers fill the sky with their kites while enjoying some refreshments. And for kite enthusiasts looking to add something new to their collection, there will also be kites for sale.
To get updates and more information, check the Sister Bay Facebook page @SisterBayDoorCounty.