One of the most popular family events in Chicago is coming back Saturday for its 18th year -- the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival.
The event will be held at Cricket Hill in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The fun begins at 10 a.m. The city of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and crafts.
Kids can look forward to the Big Kite Candy drop when a piñata-like kite drops candy from the sky. Kite Harbor will be onsite for kite buyers, and professional kite flyers will demonstrate their skills with oversized and uniquely-shaped kites.
Ivy Hall, of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and Dave Zavell, from Kite Harbor, joined ABC7 live from Lincoln Park before the festival began.
Event: 18th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
Date: Sat., May 7
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park neighborhood (Montrose & Wilson)
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18th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
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