Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Festival!



Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Festival!


The Detroit Kite Festival will take place July 14th, 2019 from 10am- 5pm on Belle Isle. It's completely free, and no tickets are necessary. 

It will feature on-site kite making by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and kite-related activities, professional kite flyers, with participation from local businesses and organizations. 

Community Tent

826 Michigan, Children’s Center, Yoganic Flow, Detroit People’s Food Cooperative, Cancer Go Fly a Kite: Film.


Motor City Franks, Mity Nice, Dos Los Tacos, Carolyn's Kitchen,

Sewa's Treats, Simply Spanish, Paradise Natural Foods,

Lucky's Mobile Food Emporium, Kabob Cart, and Milkster Nitro Ice Cream

Music Performers

CoveLove (All day DJ), Apropos (11-11:15am) Cye (12:30-1:15pm) Sophiyah E. (2-2:45pm) and Trey Priest (3:30-4pm)

Kite Performers

The WindJammers!!! (Find them on the field by the fountain!)



When & Where

When & Where

When & Where


Sunday July 14, 2019
10 AM - 5 PM
Belle Isle, Detroit

The Festival will take places at the Belle Isle Cricket Field, right next to the Belle Isle Casino.

Lots of parking is available right next to the field.


Getting There


Ride your bike

The bike path and sidewalk connect Detroit to the island on the left side of the bridge. Use the sidewalk to come from the Riverfront Bike Path or from the Dequindre Cut. Eastern Market and the Downtown Riverfront are two convenient places to park if you want to bike in! Entry to the park is free for cyclists.


Take the Bus

Bus riders can access Belle Isle via the No. 12 Conant route. The service runs roughly every 50 minutes to Belle Isle between 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m on Sundays. You will not have to pay the park entry fee, only the $1.50 bus fare. The Festival is a short walking distance from the bus stop. 



Parking will be available directly next to the Festival. Take a right after crossing the bridge, then take the second left on Fountain Way. Drivers will need to pay for a recreation passport. This costs $11.00 per car and $5.00 per motorcycle for Michigan residents for an annual pass, and $9.00 for non-Michigan residents day pass.


Special accommodations

We will have convenient parking for those with special needs. For further assistance, please contact us at