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32nd annual Family Kite Flite Day
March 16, 2019, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of spring at the 32nd annual Family Kite Flite Day at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Family Kite Flite Day will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019. 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 visitors make their own free sled kite. At 2 p.m. there will be a guided tour of the mounds for any who wish to learn more about this unique site.
Along with 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.
The Oklahoma Historical Society, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, and the Spiro Mounds Development Association sponsor this annual event.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is the only prehistoric American Indian site open to the public in Oklahoma. It is located three miles east of Spiro on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road. For more information please contact Dennis Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-962-2062.