Welcome to the County of Berks
Kite Day

Apr 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

12:00-5:00 p.m.

Berks County
Youth Recreation Facility

1098 County Road, Bern Township

Free Admission

(Rain Date: 4/30/17)

Every April, the Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. April is also National Kite Month, when the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department hosts "Go Fly a Kite! Day". The YMCA of Reading & Berks County and the County of Berks have joined forces to create one fantastic event combining healthy activities & information for kids and their families with kite-flying fun!

Join us for Healthy Kids Day! A FREE day of activities to help build on the potential in each child and keep them active and healthy.

  • Soccer Clinics
  • Bring a canned food donation for the Food Bank
  • Law Enforcement Car Competition
  • YMCA Childcare Art/Talent Show
  • Disc Golf Clinic
  • Knocker Soccer
  • Home-Run Derby

Also throughout the day:

  • Health and Wellness Screenings
  • Arts and Crafts, plus Face Painting
  • Farm to Fork (plant/grow your own veggies) Plus Healthy Food Prep and Tasting
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  • Kite Making and Contests
  • Demos by Professional Kiters
  • Hot Air Balloon Demos
  • Food Available or bring your own lunch.

Kite Festival Activities

Make your own kite.


Contest judging begins at 2:30.

Children of all ages can join in the fun as they learn to make their very own kite and decorate it in the Sled Kite Workshop held throughout the day. Later on, they may fly their kite in the Sled Kite Contests to win a prize! Sled Kite contest divisions include: "Most Colorful", "Funniest", "Most Imaginative", "Highest Flying" and "Best Overall". Kite contest registration begins at 12:00 p.m., contests begin at 2:30 p.m. The Newspaper Kite Division is a contest in which eligible entries are made almost entirely of newspaper. Kites must be made from newspaper and must be able to fly. We look forward to seeing what shapes & sizes will appear in the sky this year!

Kites, banners and more will line the Professional Kiters Field and will be judged before the end of the day.

Professional kiters are encouraged to bring their homemade kites an enter them in the afternoon contest, for the following divisions.

Adult and Youth:


Stunt/Multiple Line


Soft/Semi Rigged

Kite designs and instructions: www.my-best-kite.com/how-to-make-a-kite.html

Due to the close proximity of the Reading Regional Airport, all kite flying is restricted to 350 feet from the ground. This event is presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department and the Sky Pilots Kite Club. Refreshments are available.

Directions to the Youth Recreational Facility

Location: Youth Recreation Facility
This event is 4 miles from you (19601).

12 PM - 5 PM

Contact: Becky Richards Email: rrichards@countyofberks.com

Phone: 610.374.2944 x2611





610-374-2944 ext. 2611

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