Lexington Kite Festival Sure Sign of Spring

Apr 14, 2017

There are many ways to spot the change of seasons in the Bluegrass.  But, a Lexington tradition this weekend is sure to count as another official sign of spring. 

The annual Kite Festival is Saturday in Lexington's Jacobson Parl
Credit Stu Johnson

For decades, a Saturday in the springtime has been set aside to ‘go fly a kite.’ 

Jacobson Park will once again play host to Kite Fest from noon until 4 p.m.  

Lexington Parks Special Events Service Manager Michelle Franzetti says seeing who can fly the highest or most colorful kite is not part of the official format. “As far as we’re concerned, we’re not sanctioning any competition,” said Franzetti.

“I’m sure maybe there’s a little bit, but no, I think it’s really about getting out here and enjoying the day and kind of showing off your moves I guess.”


Nel Valentine was enjoying the park playground with her granddaughter yesterday.   She brought her children to kite fest in the 1980’s, when it was at Masterson Station Park and her granddaughter the last two years at Jacobson.  Valentine says she loves the beauty of the kites in the open air.