Milwaukee’s International Kite Festival
Free, family-friendly fun is a welcome change of pace from many lakefront events.
With “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” playing from a sound system that filled Veteran’s Park, I watched happy children set kites of all shapes and sizes soaring on Sunday. Maggiano’s Frank Mots International Kite Festival, presented by Prairie Farms (now that’s a name), took over Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday and Sunday. The festival didn’t have the rumble of last week’s Harley’s, nor the beer-soaked sounds of the many live music acts at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds, but it did offer free, family-friendly entertainment.
As our photos show, the lakefront is the perfect location for the festival with a large, wide open space that features Lake Michigan in one direction and the backdrop of downtown Milwaukee in the other.