Kites take flight on Sunday, May 26, for the 33rd Annual Kite Festival at Chippewa Park. This award-winning family event has provided memorable experiences for kite flyers and watchers alike since 1981.  

“Its going to be a great day,” said Jean-Paul De Roover, Kite Festival Cooridinator. “We’re all excited to spend the afternoon with our eyes pointed at the sky watching all the colourful kites our Guest Fliers will be bringing this year. We’re proud to welcome back representatives from the Toronto Kite Fliers, the Kitchener-Waterloo Windclimbers and the New York Kite Enthusiasts, who will be flying a stunning variety of giant kites at Chippewa Park.”  

The event begins at noon and will run until 4 pm. Activities include kite-building workshops, play areas, outdoor games, face-painting and balloon animals by the Giggle of Clowns, and two musical performances by both Jim ‘n’ I, John Wayne, and much more.

Admission is free and Thunder Bay Transit has extended its service to Chippewa Park every 40 minutes from City Hall and the Brown Street and Frederica Street Transit stops.

For more information, call 625-2322 or visit