January 17, 2015 on the frozen surface of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis Minnesota USA, people flew kites and mingled in glee. Weather conditions were pleasant but a bit more wind would have boosted kites with enhanced ease. Kites did become airborne, the fish of the lake probably eluded the young ice fishers, and two large draft horses pulled delight from their cartage.
This year had some food vendor trucks, and a large tent available for warming duties and assemblage of kites.
A few biked in with their kites. Numbers hiked in from the surrounding area.
The horse drawn wagon headed south along the west parkway and automobiles were allowed to follow at the horse’s pace, so the parkway remained open to vehicles. The horse pulled their passengers back along the foot / bike path on the return.
Each year small adjustments lend to an uplifting event.
Brought to you by;
KiteFest sponsors include East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA), Linden HIlls Neighborhood Council (LHINC), Minnesota Kite Society and Tips Outdoors.
Local businesses and organizations providing sponsorhips to help make this event happen include Car2Go, Lakewood Cemetery, Nicollet Ace Hardware, Kinderberry Hill, Lake Harriet Veterinary, Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) and Walker Methodist.
and many people who came and played on a bright winter’s day