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Fly a Kite is set to return to Frontier Sports Complex on June 4

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Above / Naperville Park District and KidsMatter will co-host a free, family-friendly event at Frontier Sports Complex Sunday afternoon, June 4. (Photo courtesy Naperville Park District)

Update, June 2, 2023! According to experienced kite flyers, the best winds for success are 7-15 mph. The Weather Channel forecast for Sun., June 4, is partly sunny, 84 degrees and 13 mph winds. Enjoy flying a kite!

Original Post, April 27, 2023 / The 16th annual Kite Fly, presented by The Branch – Naperville Moms, will be held at Frontier Sports Complex, located at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, from noon until 4PM, Sun. June 4. A free event, the Kite Fly is co-hosted by Naperville Park District and KidsMatter to provide fun for all ages and a rare opportunity to view gigantic kites flown by kite enthusiasts from Chicago Kite. Participants also can practice flying their own kites.

“We look forward to this fun event to kick off summer,” said Volunteer and Events Manager Becca Krzyszkowski. “We invite the community to fly a kite, enjoy the kite demonstrations and live entertainment and participate in fun, educational games. Feel free to bring a picnic or purchase lunch or snacks from the food trucks on site.”

Entertainment includes local musicians who enjoy performing outdoors. This year the Park District recognizes the Neuqua Valley High School Steel Drum Ensembles for their 10th performance at this event. Their unique sound always attracts an enthusiastic audience. 

Musical entertainment schedule begins at noon…

·Noon-12:45PM  – Andrew Huber, soloist, acoustic guitar

·1PM-1:45PM  – Scribble Monster – children’s music

·2PM-3:45PM  – Neuqua Valley and Metea Valley High Schools’ Steel Drum Ensembles and Metea Valley High School Mariachi Ensemble – instrumental music

KidsMatter is providing Games from Around the World, an educational and fun activity enjoyed by many participants at the 2022 event.

“A few new countries will be joining us this year for Games from Around the World,” said Nina Menis, CEO and Executive Director of KidsMatter. “Young people and families will have the opportunity to learn more about other parts of the world and their cultures through the games that children play.”

This free community event is presented by The Branch – Naperville Moms along with many community sponsors. A number of food trucks also will be available to purchase lunch, snacks and beverages.

Frontier Sports Complex is located just south of 95th Street and the 95th Street Library.

Many Naperville parks provide wide open spaces for kite-flying and family picnics every day. Enjoy the great outdoors, especially now! (PN File Photo)
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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.
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