2018 Kites Over Lake Michigan

Once again, Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers is the place to be this Labor Day Weekend. The 13th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan, brought to you by our Title Sponsors Fox Communities Credit Union and Shoreline Credit Union, will be held there on Sept. 1st and 2nd, 2018.

This is one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest, attracting kitefliers and people from all over the country. Those who come will be treated to some incredible displays of giant show kites of every type and size, precision stunt teams performing amazing aerial ballet with their kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays and activities for kids and the public both days.

The fun does not stop at the end of the day on Saturday because we will have a mass release of Sky Lanterns followed by a Fireworks Show finale, weather permitting. Sky Lanterns will be available for sale at the beach and UFO, and only 100% bio-degradable Sky Lanterns will be allowed to be released there. Those with metal wires and candles will not be allowed. On Sunday morning, we will have free kite making for kids from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.

There will be a shuttle bus service from the Two Rivers High School to the beach for both days.

Saturday - 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

6.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Sunday - 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Date: Sept. 1st and 2nd, 2018

►Sept. 1st: Kite flying events from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Sky Lanterns release at dusk, followed by the Fireworks Show.


►Sept. 2nd: Kite flying events from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

■ Free kids kite making from 9.00 am to 11.00 am


Places to stay - sponsor hotels, campgrounds and B&B

►Holiday Inn, Manitowoc (920) 682-6000. This is the kitefliers' headquarters and if you mention you are coming to the kite festival, you will receive a special rate of $90 per night.

►Village Inn On The Lake - hotel and camping (920) 794-8818

►Red Forest Bed And Breakfast (920) 793-1794

►Seagull Marina And Campground (920) 794-7533

►Scheffel's Hideaway Campground (920) 657-1270

►Fox Hills Resort (920) 755-2376

Special Notes

Latest update - the Pavilion or Stage will be strictly for handicap folks. This will allow them to have a place to sit and watch the performances. Please bring your lawn chairs.

►Per City Ordinance, no dogs are allowed on Neshotah Beach. Dogs are allowed on pavements, sidewalk and concrete walkways. Dogs are also not allowed under the food tent.

►Please note that there is no set schedule for both days. except the kids kite making on Sunday. We operate on "kite time" because everything is dependent on the wind condition. Activities will go on regardless of wind conditions.



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Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm