SPARTANBURG — Chapman Cultural Center has set the date for its third annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival for Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This free and family-friendly festival has quickly become a much-anticipated event for people of all ages from all over the world. Hundreds of kites fill the sky above Barnet Park in downtown Spartanburg, complemented by live music, food, and children’s activities. During the course of the day, individuals and kite club members float kites of every imaginable shape and size to the sky, including small kites made of newspaper and whale-size kites made from the latest technology and advanced materials. It is a colorful and creative experience.
The Spartanburg community has embraced the kite as a symbol of its creative, progressive, and playful spirit. Last year, the event attracted more than 3,000 participants from as far away as Europe.
“Every year we grow the Festival in terms of creativity and attendance,” Jennifer Evins, President of Chapman Cultural Center, said. “It is part of our mission to lead the community in all things creative and innovative, and Spartanburg Soaring! is one of the most popular events of the year. It is a beautiful showcase of what it means to live in Spartanburg. It is a symbol of our progressive mindset, our creativity, our curiosity, and our playful nature.”
Chapman Cultural Center is now accepting the participation of kite clubs, food vendors, artists, and musicians. For more information about this event, please call (864) 542-ARTS.