Color the Wind 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
11 am to 4 pm
10 N. Lakeview Drive
Clear Lake, Iowa
It's confirmed! Color the Wind 2018 is a "GO"! Larry and our safety director, Ken Biretz, drilled test
holes yesterday to check the safety of our intended flying field. There is anywhere from 12" to 20" of ice
and so the show will go on!
Scott Arnburg has plowed out an ice highway
for the guest kite flyers with access from the boat ramp at the South end of the seawall. Vehicle use of the ice highway
is restricted to our guest kite fllyers; otherwise, it's foot traffic only. Other access to the flying field will be
at the Lady of the Lake gate or the ramp at the far North end of the seawall walkway. Again, these are for for foot
traffic only. Please DO NOT attempt to climb over the ice heaves that have built up along the seawall for your own safety!
Come dressed warmly and enjoy the festival! It's going to be
the best ever!
Ice conditions on Clear Lake as of February 10th
are EXCELLENT! The current DNR report shows 16-20"of ice on the lake. Avoid getting too close to aerated
areas or ice heaves where ice may be thinner.
Public Wine and Cheese Reception for Kite Flyers
Arts Center- 5:30 to 7:30 Friday evening, February 16th
Appetizers and Live Music by Zack Carll
Meet the Kite Pilots While You Browse the Art Collection
Everyone is welcome!
Kite making workshop for kids
9 am to Noon
Clear Lake Arts Center
17 South 4th St.
limited to 100)
There will be a flying field especially for small kites
and kids at City Beach, South of the seawall.
This provides a place to fly without interference from stunt kites or
BIG kites. If you find by flying the free kites that your kids (and you) enjoy the sport, stop into the "Kite Shop"
in the Lakeview Room to do an "upgrade". Better equipment always adds to the enjoyment of any sport!
SAFETY FIRST! While we do have Safety Directors on the flying field, we can't be everywhere and see everything.
Parents....please stay near your young children!
Paul Koepke, Kathy Brinnehl and Mark Ledvina......The Fire and Ice Stunt
Stunt Kite Demonstrations
Periodically throughout the day, our stunt kite
teams Fire and Ice and 180Go will perform kite "dances" choreographed to music on the ice in front of the downtown
Fire and Ice fly two line kites while Team 180GO uses
"quads" or four line
kites. Team flying
takes a lot of skill, precision and practice! Don't miss them!