Arvada’s Festival for Kites

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I went to the 10th annual Arvada Kite Festival at Robby Ferrufino Park.  When I arrived, I saw a bunch of tents set up, most advertising companies or selling products.

I went to the 10th annual Arvada Kite Festival at Robby Ferrufino Park.  When I arrived, I saw a bunch of tents set up, most advertising companies or selling products.  I also saw hundreds of kites flying in the sky. 
 

I talked to a few kids flying kites.  First I talked to Alex, who’s 12 and is from Westminster.  It was her first time at the festival and when I asked if she was going to enter any contests, she said “no”.  Alex also said she was having a lot of fun at the festival. Next, I talked to Phil, who’s 11 and from Golden.  It was his first time at the festival too but he was going to enter the high flying contest.  Phil also said he was having fun.  The last person I talked to was Zoe, who is 7 and from Arvada.  It was her second time coming to the festival and she wasn’t going to enter any contests.  Like the other people I talked to, Zoe was also having fun. 

I also talked to Kate Smith and Judith Denham.  They are two of the people who put the festival together.  They told me they expected between 3-4 thousand people there and said it gets packed really fast.  There were lots of activities for kids to do like bouncy houses, train rides, crafts, and alpacas to pet.  The festival provides food too, so if you go next year, you don’t have to pack a picnic.  It always happens in the spring time, usually in the first part of April though there is no official date.  There are also kites for sale so, if you forget yours or need a new one, you can get it there.

If you can’t find close parking, the Arvada A-Line provides shuttle transportation from nearby buildings like Warder Elementary and Myer’s Pool.  If you go, be prepared to untangle your kite strings.  There are a lot of small kids so you have to be careful.

There are also kite flying contests to enter that you can win trophies for.  Some of the categories are highest flying, biggest kite, smallest kite and the most visually appealing kite.  It’s fun to watch the competitions.

The festival isn’t just about flying kites, it’s a community event where everybody can come and have fun together.  For more information on future festivals and upcoming events, go to ArvadaFestivals.com.