Antelope Island Balloon & Kite Stampede 

Sept. 4–6

Pin It

I never understood why the phrase “Go fly a kite!” is considered disparaging—especially after watching amazing professional kite flyers such as those featured at this year’s Antelope Island Balloon & Kite Stampede. The kites reach over 90 ft. in length, with multiple lines controlling them. Kite-flying at this level is truly an art form, and the Davis County Chamber of Commerce, the event’s sponsor, has invited four professional kite flyers to be featured at this year’s event, along with many expert hobbyists. There will be workshops and classes for all levels of kiting, kites to purchase, and an area exclusively for flying your own kites. There will even be live music throughout much of the festival.

Of course there is also the ballooning. Floating above the island and the Great Salt Lake will be up to 50 spectacular hot air balloons. There will be tethered balloon rides available for your experience as well. As with any ballooning or kiting, this is all weather permitting. So go fly a kite.

Antelope Island Balloon & Kite Stampede @ Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse, 801-593-2200, Sept. 4–6.

Pin It

Speaking of The Essentials

  • Brandon Mull: Beyonders

    Thursday April 14 @ The King’s English Bookshop
    • Apr 14, 2011
  • The Perfect Fit

    Through April 3 @ Kimball Art Center
    • Mar 31, 2011
  • Utah St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

    On Saturday, March 12, the Hibernian Society of Utah's traditional Salt Lake City downtown St. Patrick's Day parade winds through the Gateway from 400 West and 200 North beginning at 10 a.m. ...
    • Mar 11, 2011
  • More »

About The Author

Erin Finney

More by Erin Finney

  • River Ride

    The Jordan River Parkway’s wild, wonderful biking adventure.
    • Jun 8, 2011
  • Thomas Friedman

    March 10
    • Mar 4, 2009
  • More »

Latest in Entertainment Picks


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

© 2016 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation