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7th Annual Kite Komotion April 29

Colorful kites will decorate the sky during the 7th Annual Kite Komotion at the Shipshewana Event Center/Hostetler Hudson Museum located on South Van Buren Street in Shipshewana.

This popular springtime event will take place on Saturday, April 29, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Bring the family for a full day of outdoor fun and take advantage of the opportunity to fly kites!

Families can sit back in lawn chairs and enjoy enchanting set-to-music stunt kite performances The Detroit Windjammers, Fire and Ice, The Blues Brothers and Mr. Incredible. These teams have competed and performed their kite ballets and precision routines for crowds around the world, including such places as the United States, Canada, France, England, and Japan.

A large group from the Wisconsin Kitefliers Society will be on hand to fly their large, and spectacular kites.

The Hoosier Kitefliers Society will have 500 kite kits ready to give out free of charge to the first 500 children attending. Volunteers will be set up in the back end of the Hudson Museum to help children build their own kites and then they will be encouraged to head outside and test their kites on the “Family Fly Field.”  Families and kite enthusiasts are welcome to bring their own kites to fly as well.

In addition to the kite activities, Tom “The Bubbleman” Deck will be on hand to add his bubble fun to the festivities. Concessions will be available, and kites and kite supplies will be available at the event to purchase. Candy drops are planned for the children at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Kite Komotion is hosted by the LaGrange Communities Youth Centers, Inc. (LCYC) and organized with the assistance of Head Over Heels, LLC, a corporate sponsor of the event. This event is made possible through grants from LaGrange County REMC, LaGrange County Conventions and Visitors Bureau, and LaGrange County Community Foundation, as well as donations from local businesses.

Any questions may be directed to Jennifer from the LCYC at 260-463-0334 or Jamie or LuAnn at Head Over Heels at 260-768-7764. Visit Kite Komotion on Facebook or the website at