Sky Circus on Ice Takes Flight February 14th!

Think flying kites is just a summer activity? Think again! Join us for a fun-filled weekend of dazzling professional kite performances as the 7th Annual Sky Circus on Ice comes to life over Lake Delavan February 14th-16th, 2020.

You’re invited to witness some of the greatest kite performers in the world bring the Sky Circus.jpgsky to life in vivid color against the backdrop of the wintry ice at Lake Lawn Resort. The weekend spectacle brings together teams from across the U.S. and Canada each boasting ginormous streaming kites, with some measuring over 80-feet in length!

The festivities are sure to be a flurry of fun starting Friday evening and continuing through Sunday afternoon packed as tightly as a snowball with activities including:

  • Professional snow carving classes Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm-3:00pm.
  • All-Ages Kite Making Workshop in the Lake Lawn room at Lake Lawn Resort ongoing 10:00am-4:00pm for a fee.
  • Arial Candy Drop sponsored by Andes Candies during the Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances.
  • Kite Flying Lessons and other outdoor kite activities.
  • The Grand Kite Launch sponsored by Gift of Wings both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Kite Performances ongoing from 12:00pm-5:00 daily.
  • Kids Mad Dash sponsored by Lake Geneva Country Meats where the first kids to register will receive a free kite.
  • Daily performances by Connor Doran from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” all three days.
  • Saturday’s TropRock concert featuring Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band at 8pm.
  • And so much more!

Got an old kite lying in the garage at home? Bring it with you! Test your piloting skills against the gusty winter winds and gain valuable tips straight from the pros between performances.Sky Circus on Ice 2 Wendy.jpg

If the outdoors aren’t necessarily your cup of tea, the long windowed hallways inside of the resort make for a perfect view of the show all while keeping you nice and toasty.  For those braving the cold, hot concessions and bonfire pits will be available to keep you warm inside and out.   

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Event admission and performances are free and open to the public.  Parking will be available at Lake Lawn Resort, the Lake Lawn Airport, and  Downtown Delavan as well with a complimentary trolley running both Saturday and Sunday. Trolleys will make stops at:

  • Lake Lawn Resort
  • Super 8
  • Downtown Delavan
  • Comfort Inn and Suites.

So join us as we turn our eyes to the skies and celebrate Sky Circus on Ice with us here in Delavan.  We cannot wait to see you there.  For more information please visit visitdelavan.com.

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Sky Circus on Ice : An Exquisite Winter Performance

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!

Kites

LL_SkyCircus_9401Beginning 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 firstLL_SkyCircus_9205 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

LL_SkyCircus_9270In 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!

Outdoor Fun

Make sure to bring the kids along to this great event, because you don’t want to miss the LL_SkyCircus_9438.jpgAerial 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.

Keep Warm

LL_SkyCircus_9645Don’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!