Annual Kite Festival
On June 18, 2022, GrieveWell will host Ann Arbor’s only kite festival in-person at Lillie Park from 1-4 PM. Register for the event in advance to assure yourself a parking spot and expedited entry to the event.
Join us this year as we celebrate the joy of the outdoors and the whimsy of kites. While early registration is encouraged, all are welcome and you will be able to register on site as well.
This year’s Kite Festival features:
- Professional kite shows
- A Kite Coloring Contest available to anyone in United States – download our blank kite template and submit your art by Saturday, June 18, 2022
- Building and flying kites with family and friends (purchase an easy-to-fly Frustrationless Flyer kite- $5)
- The chance to vote for our Kite Coloring Contest winners
- The opportunity to share your pictures, videos and kite flying online
- Family fun activities at the park on June 18 as well as at home
- Learn more about GrieveWell’s mission and vision
GrieveWell thanks our 2022 Sponsors and Pittsfield Township for their support!
- Kite Flying at Lillie Park
- Family Fun
- Kite Coloring Contest
- Changes Kites Activity
- Buy A Kite
- Fly and Remember
Kite Flying at Lillie Park
Our Sixth Annual Kite Festival will take place in-person at Lillie Park on Saturday, June 18th, 1-4 PM. Join us to watch live professional kite performances and fly your own kite!
We are excited to bring the joy and whimsy of kites to our community this year and urge you to join in! GrieveWell is working with Pittsfield township and the county health department to make this a safe and enjoyable event.
Lillie Park in Pittsfield Township
Professional kite flyers will be performing on the field at Lillie Park Central from 1-4 PM on June 18.
Lillie Park is located off of Platt Rd. near the corner of Platt and Ellsworth in Ann Arbor, MI. Follow signs for GrieveWell.
Bathrooms will be available in Lillie Park South. Bring water and a folding chair or blanket, and sit back and enjoy the beauty of the kites!
Address: 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Visit the Lillie Park webpage>>
Family Fun Activities
Lots of fun crafts and activities at Lillie Park from 1-4 PM on June 18 – come join us!
Our partners and volunteers will provide fun for all ages!
The festival will feature crafts, activities, food along with kite flying.
Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation is delighted to partner with GrieveWell for their Annual Kite Festival! Join us for rock painting where you can share a message of hope, a memory of a loved one, or whatever lifts your heart (supplies available on a first come, first serve basis). All painted rocks will dry in a designated area for you to pick up at the end of the event. Visit https://recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov/ for information on our summer day camps, programs for youth, adults, and seniors, and be sure to check out our weekly Thursday Farmer’s Market.
SCRAP Creative Reuse is a non-profit dedicated to creative recycling and upcycling of materials that were headed for the landfill. We are thrilled to partner with Grievewell for their Kite Festival this year! SCRAP will have a variety of materials that can be assembled and glued onto your Kite Poster or Flyer on site. Collage papers, glittery things, ribbons and stickers will all be available for everyone to decorate your kite or make a kite tail. We will also have some kits for purchase that include collage packs, kite tail makers and more! Visit us to find out more at: https://annarbor.scrapcreativereuse.org/ or at our store at 4567 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI.
Fit4Mom is excited to provide an active movement obstacle course at the Kite Festival. We will set up lots of fun ways to get your bodies moving for all ages. FIT4MOM offers fitness classes for moms at every workout level and stage of motherhood -from pregnancy workouts through postpartum and beyond, learn more at https://annarbor.fit4mom.com/.
GrieveWell will offer our memory kite kits to color and hang on a window or our memory wall, some fun giveaways, and a limited supply of $5 Frustrationless Flyers – purchase and reserve now – plus items for purchase and other ways to support our work.
Food and drinks for purchase will include:
Top Dog Hot Dogs
Kite Coloring Contest
GrieveWell invites artistic K-8 students to participate in our annual kite coloring contest!
We invite all the creative students to submit their decorated kites digitally and share the voting link with family and friends. Anyone in kindergarten through 8th grade can submit their artwork, and we will again be working with local schools and summer camps to make submissions as well.
Help us raise awareness about GrieveWell and have a chance to win gift cards for yourself and your school!
Buy A Kite
$5 – Purchase a Frustrationless Flyer Kite Kit, easy to build and fly for any age. Kite kits will be available for curbside local pickup and at the Kite Festival at Lillie Park on June 18.
Fly and Remember Event
Memories are a way to continue loving and honoring someone even after they are gone. Remember the fond memories you shared with your loved one by personalizing and flying a kite in their honor.
We believe kites are a great representation of the special bond we keep with loved ones we have lost. This year participants will build and decorate a kite in memory of a loved one, engage in featured readings from special guests, and share memories during a pre-festival event on Saturday, June 18 from noon to 1 pm.
Please register for our Fly and Remember Memorial Service today!
All participants are invited to stay and enjoy the the Sixth Annual GrieveWell Kite Festival. From 1 – 4 pm, you can join in on the festival activities, watch professional kite performances and fly your kite at one of the best kite flying locations in the area. All events take place at Lillie Park in Pittsfield Township.