Who can forget the charming and lyrical “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” written by Richard and Robert Sherman for the blockbuster 1964 Disney classic musical “Mary Poppins?” Just hearing the title of the song makes people begin to sway as the memories of both the movie and the experience of flying a kite are revived in our minds. But flying kites isn’t the only part of what the Dixie Power Kite Festival is all about.
Held this year on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Encampment Mall on the campus of Dixie State University, the Kite Festival has a long history as a family-oriented event with a goal of having “everyone participate regardless of experience, training, financial means or physical ability.” Toward that – and a secondary goal of “promoting reading as a fundamental basis of education for every elementary age child” – the Dixie Power Kite Festival will provide a high-quality kite or age appropriate book to children who qualify through their reading efforts. If you have your own favorite kite, there will be plenty of blue sky in which to fly it!
This affordable and family-friendly one-day event has no fees for parking, admission, entertainment or fireworks – and there is no cost to ride the shuttle. In addition to kite flying, other activities include free games and fees of $1-$2 for such fun attractions as bounce houses, small trains and other rides. And, there will also be plenty of reasonably-priced but yummy food available from an assortment of local vendors.
For more information about the Dixie Power Kite Festival, see www.dixiepowerkitefestival.com on the internet. There’s lots to see and do here and we want to help you enjoy your time in Southern Utah, whether it’s a week or a month.
After you’ve enjoyed your fun-filled day flying kites, your comfortable vacation home-away-from-home will be waiting for you at the 5 Seasons Vacation condominiums and St. George Resort Rentals. Register online today at www.stgeorgeresortrentals.com for accommodations at the St. George Resort Rentals or www.laspalmasresortcondos.com for Five Seasons Vacation condominiums. You’ll find comfortable living spaces, fully stocked kitchens with all appliances; free-use laundry sets in every unit; and resort amenities. We can’t wait to meet or to see you again!