Welcome to the County of Berks
Kite Day


Saturday, April 28, 2018

12:00-5:00 p.m.

Berks County
Youth Recreation Facility

1098 County Road, Bern Township

Free Admission

(Rain Date: 4/29/18)

April is National Kite Month, and the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department is proud to present our popular “Go Fly a Kite! Day” Festival for over 30 years!  This year’s event is once again united with a county-wide YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 28 from noon to 5:00 pm, at the Youth Recreation Facility, located at 1098 County Road, in Bern Township; with a rain date of Sunday, April 29. 
This Free fun active event will have something for everyone in your family!  Your kids can come fly a kite, plant a garden, experience the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp program, get some great health and wellness information, taste test some healthy food, and meet local law enforcement personnel.  Together our kids will “Awaken the Summer Imagination & Take Flight!”  For more information on the local initiative, visit www.ymca-berkscounty.org/healthy-kids-day


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.

  • Kid's Design and Build-a-Kite  & Contest
  • Demos by Professional Kiters
  • Newspaper & Homemade Contests
  • Hot Air Balloon Demos
  • Farm to Fork (Plant/grow your own veggies) Plus Healthy Food Prep and Tasting


Also throughout the day:

  • Law Enforcement Car Competition
  • Health & Wellness Screening
  • Disc & Mini Golf
  • Home-Run Derby
  • Sports & Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Food Available or bring your own lunch.

Kite Festival Activities

Make your own kite.


Contest judging begins at 1:30 pm.

Sled Kite Contests: 1:30, 2:45 & 4:00 pm (all ages)

Newspaper Kite Contest: 2:15 pm.

Homemade Kite Contst: 3:30 pm. 

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 1:30 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 at 3:30 pm.

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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