Kites on the Green event in Johnston (2024)

2024 marks the eleventh year for the Kites on the Green event in Johnston, Iowa. It’s being held on Saturday, May 4th at the Johnston Commons Park and features a day full of family fun activities.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Johnston Commons Park, 6050 Morningside Drive

What kind of kites are featured at Kites on the Green?

At Kites on the Green, you’ll see at least three general types of kites:

  1. Professional Kites. These are not your normal kites – they are typically really large kites in the shape of animals like fish, whales, horses, and some as other objects like astronauts.
  2. Stunt Kites. At various times throughout the day, stunt kites will be performing. They are two-line controlled kites and can perform special moves, some of which have crazy names like the turtle, the fade, and the full monty.
  3. Standard sport kites. In fact, they will have a station available for make n fly kites, where you make your own kite.

Are events scheduled at certain times or do they run all day long?

Technically, the entire event runs from 10am to 5pm and there are both scheduled events and all-day events.

Scheduled events:

  • 10:00 AM: Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:30 – 10:45 AM: No-Knots Stunt Team Performance
  • 10:30 AM – noon: Visit with Star Wars Characters from 501st Legion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM: Fire and Ice Team Performance
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM: Magic Show with Jonathan May
  • 3:00 – 3:15 PM: No-Knots Stunt Team Performance
  • 3:30 – 3:45 PM: Fire and Ice Team Performance
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM: Live music performance from Jason Kimble and KICK
  • 5:00 PM: Closing Ceremonies
No Knots Stunt Kite Team performing at Johnston’s Kites on the Green.
No Knots Stunt Kite Team performing at Johnston’s Kites on the Green.
Enjoy the inflatables as well as the playground.

Add Day Events

  • Giant Show Kite Demonstrations
  • Free Make-n-Fly Kite Kits
  • T-shirts, Kites and More! – Information Tent
  • Candy Drop – Show Kite Field

Are there other activities besides kites?

  • Inflatable Obstacle Course – North of the Library
  • Iowa National Guard Climbing Wall
  • Tours of the 1902 Simpson House – Simpson House
  • Meet with Police and Fire Dept. – West of the Library
  • Sidewalk Chalk – west of the library
  • Food Trucks – North of the playground

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