100+ Kites Flying High Over Frozen Lake Just 90 Minutes From Rochester
If you've been looking for an amazing, family-friendly event in the midwest, you've got to check out this extremely colorful event just 90 minutes from Rochester, Minnesota. Color of the Wind Kite Festival is the biggest kite festival in all of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois and it is free!
2019 was my first time walking on the frozen lake in Iowa that hosts the Color of the Wind Kite Festival and I'll be honest, I was completely terrified to go (I'll tell you why below). Although I was terrified, I can't wait to go back and enjoy the gorgeous, colorful kites flying high and I think you should take this short drive to see it too!
Biggest Kite Festival in the Midwest is Just 90 Minutes from Rochester, Minnesota
Everything you need to know about the Color of the Wind Kite Festival in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Grab your snow pants and boots and get join in on the fun at the Color of the Wind Kite Festival! Here are a few details to know about this amazing event:
- DATE: Saturday, February 18th, 2023
- TIME: 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
- WHERE: On Clear Lake by the Seawall downtown
- COST: Free
- PARKING: You can park near the lake or take a shuttle. Learn more about parking options here.
- MORE INFO: Color of the Wind Kite Festival Website
Why was I petrified to go see kites at the Color of the Wind Kite Festival?
It might seem silly but I have a fear of kites and I actually went to Color of the Wind Kite Festival to work on overcoming that fear.
I was fully prepared to have a full-on panic attack while on the lake. I've reacted when there was just a single kite in the sky so throw in a few hundred and I really had no idea what was going to happen. I even let the people that were with me know that they may just have to carry me off the lake or at least hold my hand. #truestory
You can read what happened next here and all about the A-Ha moments that actually took place as we were walking closer to the kites...and my heart was starting to beat faster and I thought I was going to die.