Let’s go fly a kite takes on new meaning June 1 when the Naperville Park District’s eighth annual Kite Fly Festival returns to Frontier Sports Complex.
This free, family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. features learn-to-fly lessons and Chicago Kite demonstrations. Participants also can bring kites to the park at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive.
Food trucks will offer Aurelio’s pizza, Kona Ice treats and traditional Indian cuisine from OMango. Continuing a favorite tradition, candy drops will take place throughout the day.
The Neptune fire truck, which carried first responders from Neptune, New Jersey, to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, will be there, too. Neptune was donated by the Terry Farrell Foundation to the Bike Bald organization in support of pediatric cancer research and awareness.
An entertainment stage will feature musical shows by School of Rock, the Neuqua Valley High School Steel Band, singer/guitarist Andrew Huber and Blue Fish Movement. The entertainment schedule is as follows:
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — School of Rock
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. — Neuqua Valley High School Steel Band
12:45 to 2:15 p.m. — Andrew Huber
2:15 to 3:45 p.m. — Blue Fish Movement
Children can enjoy unlimited play in the inflatable area for $5.