Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the dancing kites, or be adventuresome and try their hand at learning to fly a “stunt kite” on the “Learn to Fly” field where experts offer their advice and ideas for kiteflying.  The International kite teams love their sport and enthusiastically share their love for kite flying with beginners by instructing them in the art of kite flying. 

Colorful kites will decorate the sky at the 6th annual Kite Komotion at the Shipshewana Event Center & Hostetler Hudson Museum located on South Van Buren Street in Shipshewana, Indiana.   This popular Spring event will take place on April 29, 2017, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Bring the family for a full day of outdoor fun and take advantage of the opportunity to fly kites!

In addition to the kite activities, Tom “the Bubbleman” Deck will be on hand to add his bubble fun to the festivities.  Concessions will be available, and kites and kite supplies will be available at the event to purchase.  Candy drops are planned for the children at 12:30pm and 2:00pm, and there will be games and activities for the children to enjoy and participate in.

Kite Komotion is hosted by the LaGrange Communities Youth Centers, Inc. (LCYC) and organized with the assistance of Head Over Heels, LLC, a corporate sponsor of the event.  This event is made possible through grants from LaGrange County REMC, LaGrange County Conventions & Visitors Bureau, and LaGrange County Community Foundation, as well as donations from local businesses.   

Families can sit back in lawn chairs and enjoy enchanting set-to-music stunt kite performances by International Kite Teams: The Detroit Windjammers, Fire and Ice Pairs Kite Teams, The Blues Brothers and Mr. Incredible.  These teams have competed and performed their kite ballets and precision routines for crowds around the world, including such places as United States, Canada, France, England and Japan. 

A large group from the Wisconsin Kitefliers Society will be on hand to fly their large and spectacular kites.   The Hoosier Kitefliers Society has 500 kite kits ready to give out FREE of charge to the first 500 children.  Volunteers will be set up in the back end of the Hudson Museum to help children build their own kites and then they will be encouraged to head outside and test their kites on the “Family Fly Field”.   Families and kite enthusiasts are welcome to bring their own kites to fly as well.