Kites will bring colors to the ice this weekend, February 15th, 16th, & 17th, highlighting the best of the winter season in Delavan, Wisconsin. Sky Circus on Ice brings some of the greatest kite performers, snow sculptors and ice carvers to Delavan Lake for a weekend of fun and wonderment you will not want to miss!
Beginning on Saturday, kite performers and professionals hit the ice at 10:30 am to begin preparations to take these majestic giants to the sky at the Grand Kite Launch at noon. Hundreds of kites will take flight and paint the sky with familiar shapes and beautiful colors. Kite Teams will perform synchronized dances in the sky; acts from world renowned kite teams like Chicago Fire and Windjammers.
Feeling inspired? Let’s go fly a kite! Gift of Wings will be giving away free kites to the first 100 kids that participate in the Kids Mad Dash at 2:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Parents, there’s no better time to teach your kids how to fly a kite, because there will be Free Kite Flying Lessons starting at 11 am both days, and kites will be available for sale during the event. For those already experienced kite flyers, be ambitious and make your own kite at the Kite Making Workshop ($4/per person) from 10 am – 4 pm, inside the Lake Lawn Room.
Snow Sculptures and Ice Carvings
In addition to the kite performances, snow sculptures and ice carvings will decorate the grounds of Lake Lawn as well as the brick street in historic downtown Delavan.
Watch these works of art take shape starting on Friday, February 15 and continue on display throughout the weekend. Make sure you see them all — catch the complimentary trolley to take you back and forth between the Lake Lawn lakefront and Downtown Delavan. (Other stops will be made, check the event page for more information.)
Make your mark on this annual festival and bring your whole family to the Family Snow Carving Class and create your own frozen masterpiece!
Make sure to bring the kids along to this great event, because you don’t want to miss the Aerial Candy drop of Andes Candies Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Or get that perfect picture as the little ones race down the Blizzard Slide Run along the Lakefront. For those of you wanting to cuddle and warm up at the end of the weekend, enjoy the free Family Night at the Movies, Sunday night at 6 pm and 7:30 pm. The Wings of Life & Flight of the Butterflies will be shown.
Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying this amazing event. There will be hot food at concessions and bonfire pits to keep you warm.
Or, head inside to warm up and enjoy the Indoor Kite Performances, taking place at several times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then meet the performers and learn about the art of kite flying at the Tribute to Indoor Flight, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 pm.
Can’t imagine the wonderment there is to behold? Take a look at what is in store in this video by Gift of Wings!
View the full schedule of events on VisitDelavan.com!