Ann Arbor’s first and only Kite Festival is returning for a second year! Following a successful inaugural event, the Second Annual GrieveWell Kite Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, June 16 from 1-4pm. Attended by more than 400 community members last year, the festival will once again feature professional kite fliers entertaining the crowd with large kites dancing through the sky to music. Families building and decorating kites. And games and activities for children. With support from our sponsors, GrieveWell is proud to offer a day to celebrate life, honor the memory of friends and family who have passed, and to be a part of the movement to build a community of hope and healing.

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor – Front Lawn

EVENT SCHEDULE: (Subject to change – check back for updates)

11:30 – 12:30   Fly and Remember (Pre-registration encouraged)

1:00 – 4:00       Ongoing Events:

  • Professional and Amateur Kite Demonstration
  • Kite decorating, coloring, flying
  • Kids Zone including crafts and games
  • Food and treats (for purchase)

1:00 – 3:20       Kite Coloring Contest – Open voting for fan favorite

2:00/3:00        Kite Festival Shirt Raffle

3:45                 Kite Coloring Contest Winners Announced

GrieveWell is honored to partner with Arbor Hospice and Ele’s Place to offer a Fly and Remember memorial event from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately preceding the Kite Festival. The Fly and Remember will offer special activities for those wishing to honor the memory of their loved one.

Thanks to support from our generous sponsors, the GrieveWell Kite Festival is free and open to the public! Advanced, online registration for the Kite Festival is recommended. Participants can register by visiting our Eventbrite page. Online registrants will also be able to reserve Frustrationless Flier kites and register for the Fly and Remember Memorial event.

*The Kite Festival will take place rain or shine, but please join us in wishing for blue skies and a steady breeze.

*Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.


and Kimberly Rice, DDS, By Design Interiors, and State Dry Cleaners


Visit our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot now!