Last weekend was pretty much my "dream weekend" of photography! I was hired for three different jobs: The Great Northern Festival (see prior blog), the Art Shanty Projects AND the Minneapolis Kite Festival.
The Kite Festival has been around for years... 17 years to be exact!
It takes place on the frozen Lake Harriet just outside the bandshell.
This year it was the neighbor of the Art Shanty Projects.
Some people travel from all around the country to see the kites.
One of the largest kites at the festival costs over $30,000! Amazing!
In addition to a colorful array of kites in the air, there is a full-on celebration!
There were fires where you could roast marshmallows, music, horse drawn carriage rides, free tea and granola bars, food trucks, story time and crafts, and the opportunity to try out fat tire bikes and ice fishing!
It was a big colorful celebration of the people of Minnesota and our love of community and the outdoors!