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Kite Fest 2016

“Go Fly a Kite” at Turpentine Creek for Kite Fest

March 11, 2016

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, in coordination with KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs, is hosting our annual “Art with an Altitude” Kite Fest on March 26th. Kite Fest is a family event inviting attendees to join us for a day filled with fun, family, and felines (bears too).

Kite_Fest_2012-3Flying a Kite and participating in Kite Fest activities is free, but it is normal admission prices to enter the refuge and see all the amazing animals that call Turpentine Creek home.

You can make your own kite on site or buy a kite during Kite Fest. There will be food, music, and family activities to fill the day. And since Kite Fest falls the day before Easter this year, we are also hosting an Easter Egg hunt at 3pm for kids 8 and under.

“Making and flying kites is a ‘green’ sport’ families can share. It’s wind-fueled and gets kids away from sedentary activities like TV viewing and video games,” said Steve Rogers, KaleidoKites co-owner. “It’s a great photo-opportunity with world-class kites worth over a thousand dollars flown during the event. These kites are works of art, which is only fitting for an artist’s community like Eureka Springs,” added Rogers.

KaleidoKites’ experts will be available to assist children in kite making and flying techniques. Donations to the refuge requested for kite making assistance. Proceeds finance rescue and ongoing care for the 100 tigers, lions, cougars and other wildlife that make the sanctuary a life-long home.

And for the adults, join us after Kite Fest from 6pm – 9pm at the Cathouse Lounge in Eureka Springs for an after party fundraiser. There will be live entertainment from local artists, lift the kilt donations, fire dancers, silent auction items, and more fun activities!

For more additional information, contact KaleidoKites at 479-253-6596, 888-836-6251 or email For details on Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, visit or call (479) 253-5841.

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