Residents of all ages and experience levels filled the south Naperville sky with their kites today as part of the annual Naperville Park District Kite Festival.
The free event, held in Frontier Park, allows individuals and families to get out, enjoy the sunshine, and hone their kite flying skills.
“You have to be separated from the other people a little bit,” said Snehal, an Aurora resident who was at the festival with her family. “If you’re too close, [the kites] will tie up.”
“You just want to watch out for neighboring kites,” adder Snehal’s sister, Snigdah.
Many families say attending the festival is a tradition and that gets their summers off to a flying start.
“I like to fly kites and there are a lot of other people here,” said Ishaan, a kite flier who regularly attends the festival. “You get to look around and see what other people are flying.”
Visitors could also see the pros in action flying larger than life kites alongside the amateur ones.
Over the course of the six-hour event, park district officials expected more than 1,000 kite enthusiasts.
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