Annual Family Kite Flight Day
March 19, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Come celebrate the beginning of spring at the 35th annual Family Kite Flite Day at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Family Kite Flite Day will be held Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This will be a free admission day at the site, although donations are appreciated. It will be a great day for families and folks of all ages.
Each year since 1987, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center has hosted a day of spring fun and learning for more than 300 individuals and families who bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids, and kites to fly the winds. Demonstrations by kiters from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas will include stunt kites, parafoils, and other fancy kites. There will be donated kites given away by drawing throughout the day. Volunteers will help people make their own free sled kite. At 2 p.m. there will be a guided tour of the mounds for people who wish to learn more about this unique site.
Along with the kite flying, younger kids can have fun in the children’s area. There will be a sandbox where children can dig for shells, jewels, coins, and even a special token that can be turned in for a kite. There will be a bubble-making area, which always draws a crowd. Vendors will be on-site selling arts and crafts, food, and other items. There are still some spaces available for vendors.
Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing may be required although most of the activities will be outdoors. There is also a possibility of the event being canceled so follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on last-minute changes.