Colorful kites will fill the sky at Blue Lake Regional Park's new family kite festival Sept. 15. Home to the legendary east winds, Blue Lake Park is guaranteed to have great conditions for learning to fly, seeing demonstrations from expert local flyers and viewing the unique kites on display from event partners, Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites too!
Held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Kite Fest '07 is a great place to fly your own kite and pick up tips from local kite enthusiasts, enjoy interactive kite play and mass ascension, and participate in the kite display and identification contest. Children's events include teddy bear and candy drops. The Providence Stage Band will perform hits from the big band era. All fliers are welcome.
All kite activities are free with an annual pass or $4 per car or $7 per bus for park entrance. Blue Lake Regional Park is open from 8 a.m. to legal sunset, and is located located between Marine Drive and Sandy Boulevard off Northeast 223rd Avenue. Nearly all of the park facilities are wheelchair accessible, including parking areas, restrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds, park paths, the wetlands observation deck and trail loop.
No pets are allowed at any of Metro's parks or natural areas.
From Interstate 84, take the Fairview exit (14) and go north on 207th Avenue to Sandy Boulevard. Turn right onto Sandy and travel east to 223rd and turn left. Proceed north to Blue Lake Road and the park.