Join us for the 11th annual Kites on the Green festival at Johnston Commons Park on May 4, 2024. This family-fun event will be held in the green space near the Johnston Public Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy giant show kite displays, kite fighting, free kite building, bol racing, live music, an inflatable obstacle course, learn about stormwater best management practices, visit with Johnston Police and Fire, draw with sidewalk chalk and much more.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2024 Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Johnston Commons Park, 6050 Morningside Drive Interested in sponsorship: Contact Janet Wilwerding, Communications Director at (515) 727-7781 or email
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for our festival, please contact Janet Wilwerding at (515) 727-7781 or by email. We have presenting, platinum, gold, silver and supporting sponsorship opportunities available. Click here (PDF) to view the levels and what you would receive as a sponsor.
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Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
All Day Events
Giant Show Kite Demonstrations - Show Kite Field
Free Make-n-Fly Kite Kits - Pick up at Kite Building Barn
Inflatable Obstacle Course - East of the Library
Tours of the 1902 Simpson House - Simpson House
Rain Campaign Activities - West of the Library
Meet with Police and Fire Dept. - West of the Library
Sidewalk Chalk - Johnston Commons Cement Pad
T-shirts, Kites and More! - Information Tent
Food Trucks - North of the playground
Candy Drop - Show Kite Field
The Kites on the Green Festival will have food trucks at the event on May 4, 2024.