Cool Fool Kite Festival

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140 ft Mega Octopus Kite
The Giant Bear Kite taking a nap.
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Milwaukee, WI 53202
Information: 414-305-3145

This 36 year Milwaukee tradition will take place in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s usually warm and windy lakefront.  The kite festival is free to the public and will start at 11:00 am just prior to  the Polar Bear’s jump into Lake Michigan, and will run until we can no longer stand the cold, probably around 5:00 PM.  Jake, the Kite Guy will be flying his giant kites and be putting on a great show.  Some of his kites are over 100 feet long.  Kites and Hot Food are available for purchase or bring your own.  FREE Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks will be served while it lasts, compliments of  Gift of Wings. 

A professional ice carving group called THE QUIET ICE CARVERS will also be on hand, carving some great designs. I have attached some photos of previous years carvings and kites.  Bob Lechtenberg and his talented group are National Snow and Ice Carving champions and have recently appeared on Disney+.


Nearby Places

Knickerbocker on the Lake Milwaukee - 0.12 miles away
The Plaza Hotel Milwaukee - 0.17 miles away
Astor Hotel Milwaukee - 0.17 miles away
County Clare Irish Inn & Pub Milwaukee - 0.19 miles away
Pfister Hotel and WELL Spa Milwaukee - 0.46 miles away
Hotel Metro Milwaukee - 0.47 miles away
The Westin Milwaukee Milwaukee - 0.51 miles away
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown Milwaukee - 0.55 miles away