In 2012, the big kites were grounded
because there wasn't enough wind to inflate them. But this is something all kite festivals have to deal with: not enough wind,
too much wind, erratic wind, snow, rain, etc. We, like you, were disappointed that we couldn't put on the spectacular show
you have come to expect!
were very grateful, though, that our guest stunt kite teams carried on with their ultralite kites and put on great "kite
ballets" choreographed to music. These were great exhibitions of talent and we're happy to tell you that both teams (Fire
and Ice and 180Go) are returning to entertain you this year.
The 12th annual Color the Wind Kite Festival had
to be cancelled. High winds, rain, warm temperatures and the aerators located at the downtown seawall combined
to melt the ice on the lake, hence we had no flying field. Other locations used in the past have proven to be unsatisfactory
for many reasons and so we made the decision to cancel rather than attempt to relocate. We do plan to hold Color the Wind
on the third Saturday in 2014 and hope you can join us for the fun!