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 Silver Cord Contact: If you are interested in volunteering for the event to get silver cord hours, please add Paul Wanderscheid, as your contact to the form. Paul will be located in the information booth and will be easy to locate for a signature after your shift is complete.
10:00 AM: Opening Ceremonies
10:30 - 10:45 AM: No-Knots Stunt Team Performance
11:00 - 11:15 AM: Chicago Fire and Ice Team Performance
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.
Click on the image below (PDF) to view the sponsorship opportunities.
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.
Have you ever wanted to be part of the Kites on the Green event? Join us as a volunteer for the upcoming annual festival on Saturday, May 4, 2024! Volunteering is a great way to get involved and help make the event a success. Plus, you get to spend time outdoors and enjoy the fun firsthand! Whether you have attended the event for many years and want to get involved, or this is your first time, we would love to have you as a volunteer. Sign up today and join the kite festival volunteer team at https://signup.com/go/cpqmCpP.
The video below is a recap of the 2023 Kites on the Green event.
Click on the image below to view the photos from the 2023 Kites on the Green Festival