It’s one of the biggest kite shows anywhere! Make plans now to attend the Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of Metropolitan Community College-Longview in Lee’s Summit.
The kites of Great American Kites & Events will take flight in the heart of kite month, with awe-inspiring mega kites, power kites, stunt kites and more including one of the world’s largest windsocks – three stories high and 200 feet long!
The festival was launched in 2007 and has become MCC-Longview’s signature public event. It kicks off a full week of Homecoming festivities on campus.
- When and where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at MCC-Longview, 500 S.W. Longview Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Free admission and parking.
- Expected attendance: Thousands of people. Organizers estimated the Flights of Fancy festival drew 36,000 people in 2016 (based on car counts).
- Parking: Park in designated campus lots. Parking is usually most plentiful on the south and east sides of campus.
- Kid stuff: The festival is very child friendly. There is a dedicated children’s activity area with face painting, balloon artists, photo opportunities and more.
- Car stuff: Don’t miss the classic car, truck and bike show in the MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center parking lot.
- Please bring: Blankets and lawn chairs. Picnic lunches are welcome, too, although food vendors will be on hand.
- Please don’t bring: Glass, pets, alcohol or grills.
- Flights of Fancy website: kitefest.mcckc.edu/home.asp
- Facebook page (if the weather looks iffy, check here): facebook.com/MCCflightsoffancy
Proceeds go towards keeping the festival as a free community event and to benefit MCC-Longview students. Five scholarships are funded each year with some of the festival proceeds.
This year’s participating sponsors are 91.9 Air1, Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Bordner, Faith Outreach Foundation, Hawthorn Bank, KLove 97.3, LeafFilter, Paradise Park, US Bank, Macaroni Kid, Gale Communities, Red Development, Renewal by Andersen and Lee’s Summit Arts Council.