Kites In The Air

The overcast conditions today produced wind perfect for flying at the Naperville Park District’s 7th Annual Kite Festival at Frontier Park.

“It’s mostly just concentration,” said Matthew, a Naperville Resident. “Always pay attention to the kite once it’s in the air, because you want to make sure it doesn’t go into anyone else’s string.”

“No, but I’ve hit lots of stuff,” said Elin, a Naperville resident, when asked if she had gotten her kite in the air yet.

“I just tried to pull the string the way I wanted it to go,” said Kazuki, a Wheaton Resident. “And it actually went that way so it worked.”

Many kids kept their kites flying high all on their own, while others employed the help of their parents or other siblings to reach flight.

The hundreds of attendees could also see the pros in action: flying large shaped kites including a penguin and an octopus.

Park district officials hoped to see 1,000 kite-lovers over the course of the six-hour event.

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