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Kites Over Grinnell

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Location: Ahrens Park Soccer Field, 1510 Penrose Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Saturday, September 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Categories: Entertainment
Kid Friendly
Nature & Outdoors
Sports & Recreation

Event Description:

The 7th Annual Kites Over Grinnell sponsored by the Grinnell Rotary Club will be Saturday, September 30 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Ahrens Park soccer field and driving range (1510 Penrose Ave). A new sunset night-flying event will take place from 7-9 PM. Professional kite flyers from the America Kitefliers Association (AKA) from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, will come to fly their huge, colorful, and professionally-made kites. Kite lovers of all ages are invited to fly their own kites. Every child who attends will receive a ribbon.

This year’s Kites Over Grinnell will honor the memories of two Rotarians who passed away this year - Jack E. Hendrickson, a member from 1992 to 2012 and president in 1990-91; and Jim Onthank, member from 1987 to 2007.
Onsite amenities include:
  • A kite hospital will be open all day to help anyone assemble or repair their kites.
  • Sports kites will be demonstrated throughout the day.
  • Rotarians will serve free hotdogs, chips, and water until supply lasts.
  • Music will be provided by D. J. Monty Wenger of Brooklyn. Vocalist Joleen Jorgerson will sing the national anthem at both 10 a.m. and 12 noon.
  • Other attractions include a firetruck that spectators can check out, as well as a police car. A variety of games will be on site.


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