Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue Ridge Kite Festival

One of our favorite festivals each year is the Blue Ridge Kite Festival.  We missed last year, due to a conflicting event, but were happy to return this year.  It's located in Salem, Virginia, and is a free event.
 It was windy and a little chilly this year.  There were so many beautiful kites high up in the blue skies.  Kids receive free kites and t-shirts, so here are the boys coloring their kites to get them ready to fly.

Pierce had a blast running around with his kite.  It was windy enough that he didn't have much trouble at all getting it into the air. 
What a fun way to spend a windy Spring morning! 

29 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Looks like fun! Those are beautiful and colorful kites against that blue sky.

Buttons said...

Well that looks like a perfect way to spend the day to me. Kites sure have come a long way. Awesome. B

My Journey With Candida said...

You are reading my mind with your posting. I have just been telling my Hubs we need to get a kite for our Grandson. Pierce sure looks like he is enjoying flying his.

Nancy Claeys said...

Looks like a fun event for any age! Great shots Lisa.

andy said...

That's great ! I love Salem Va we go there all the time !!! Sounds like its a fun !

Jill said...

What a great family outing!

Terri said...

Oh my grands would just love that-what a fun way to spend the afternoon!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, i would love to see that in person. what week is it usually? need to write it down for next year. have a great week. ( :

Maggid said...

Excellent Fun. i had no idea . . i watch kits festivals from other nations . . . I must remember i can attend one -
-g-

Monkeywrangler said...

Nice! Our son has made a similar kite at Cub Scouts Twilight Camp. They work surprisingly well!

Elizabeth A said...

The Blue Ridge Kite Festival is always held the 3rd Saturday in April.

For new kite flyers, the sled kites and delta kites are the easiest to fly.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a fun event. Love the collages. I need to learn how to do that!

mail4rosey said...

That is a fun way to spend some time. My little one is aching to get his sister's kite up into the air. :)

Glad you had a good time.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like so much fun! We still need to fly kites here.

Betsy Adams said...

OH how neat, Lisa... I remember doing the same thing with my sons.... Pierce has the 'hang' of it, doesn't he????

Glad you had a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks like a great day! The sky is wondrously blue. You got some good photos! Your boys always seem so absorbed in what they're doing, and always seem to have a good time. That's so nice to see.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute and fun!

Loretta said...

Hi Lisa when I read the title I knew I had to stop by...love love kites and these are sooo pretty! Seems like so much fun... thanks for sharing!
Loretta XO

Valerie said...

It does look like a fun day for you guys-I can see it in your wonderful pictures!

When we go to the Oregon Coast, we like to fly kites too:)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Glad the weather cooperated with your kites. Nothing quite so fun as a kite on a windy day.

Ginny said...

You got great shots!! I love the running with the kite one. And a good variety of kites on your collage. We have a kite festival each year, but not as much kite variety as you have. The kids get blank paper and markers and can make their own kites. Looks like really PERFECT weather!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Those are some beautiful kites. Its great they were giving out kite to the children. Kite flying was always such great fun when we were kids.

Sally Crowe said...

How fun! Love these pics, Lisa. You guys do know how to make the most of life! I remember taking my little brother kite flying. I must go out and buy one soon for the girls.

xoxo

Lin said...

Ooooh, FUN! I love all those different kites that they make now. I remember flying kites a lot as a kid....do kids do that anymore?

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Lovely kites -- looks like it was a beautiful day! I personally prefer just watching everyone run about trying to get the kites in the air lol :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

what a fun day! I love kytes too!
love
tweedles

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I can't think of a more wonderful way to spend time. Happy, happy memories you brought back.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That looks so fun! Perfect way to spend a day :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That looks like a fun time. I love seeing kites in the air!