Kite festival in Johnston is flying high

Running of the bols: Participants pull parachute-like kites (bols) in a race to the finish line. (Photo: City of Johnston)

This Saturday, the city of Johnston will host its 11th annual Kites on the Green festival. The family-friendly event includes inflatable obstacle courses, a candy drop, tours of the 1902 Simpson House Museum and, of course, kites. You’ll see flying kites, racing kites and giant kites in a sky-high show. You can even make a kite of your own.

Along the way, kite fans can break for lunch or a sweet treat from six food trucks and enjoy live music. Local performers will also take the stage with stunt and magic acts, alongside a visit from a few Star Wars characters. May the Fourth — and the wind — be with you!

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