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Johnston Kites on the Green May 5, 2018 // Des Moines Moms Blog

Kites on the Green in Johnston
is a can’t-miss event for the whole family!

Mark your calendars for the fifth-annual Kites on the Green event on Saturday, May 5.

The celebration will feature giant show-kite displays, kite contests for people of all ages, celebrity bol races, and free kite building. Plus, the whole family can enjoy live music from Grammy-Award winner Justin Roberts, and delicious food to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Johnston Kites on the Green May 5, 2018 // Des Moines Moms Blog

Kites on the Green, which has grown in size every year, is sure to keep kids (and grown-ups!) of all ages entertained. This free event is made possible because of generous community sponsors including Veridian Credit Union, MidAmerican Energy, Johnston Hy-Vee, DuPont Pioneer, John Deere Financial, Foth, Hubbell Realty Company, Charter Bank, Volkswagen Lithia, The Wellmark Foundation, Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, and Todd and Alison Cate.

Save the Date: Kites on the Green

Saturday, May 5, 2018
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Johnston Commons
6700 Merle Hay Road

Johnston Kites on the Green May 5, 2018 // Des Moines Moms Blog

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
 10 AM Opening Ceremonies
 10 AM to 6 PM Free Kite Making at the Veridian Credit Union Barn
 10 to 10:30 AM  180 GO! at the Performance Field (180 GO! is a dedicated team of quad-line kite fliers bringing  fun and excitement since 2007)
 10 AM to 1 PM  Face Painting West of the Johnston Public Library
 10:30 to 11 AM  Story Time with IPTV’s Dan Wardell on the Stage
 11 AM to 12 PM  Running of the BOLs at the Performance Field (BOL racing is a kite festival tradition of running 
 against the wind pulling an 8′ parachute style kite.)
 11:30 AM to 12 PM  T-shirt Cannon and Candy Drop at the Performance Field
 12 to 12:30 PM  180 GO! at the Performance Field
 12 to 2 PM  Family Movie “Coco” in the Johnston Public Library
 2 to 3 PM  Children’s Musician Justin Roberts on the Stage
 3 to 3:30 PM  T-shirt Cannon and Candy Drop at the Performance Field
 3:30 to 4:00 PM  180 GO! at the Performance Field
 4 to 5 PM  Running of the BOLs at the Performance Field
 5 to 5:30 PM  Kite Battle at the Performance Field
 6 PM  Closing Ceremonies 

Kites on the Green in Johnston, Iowa // Des Moines Moms Blog

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Watch Kites on the Green 2017 in action!

This post is sponsored by the Kites on the Green and the City of Johnston.

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