MCC-Longview’s Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival takes to the air Saturday, April 15

Supreme kite flying conditions during the 2016 MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival

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.

More details

  • 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.