17th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival
Families, community groups, and kids of all ages gathered at Green Hill Park in Salem to attend the 17th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival on April 18th. The Festival was another huge success with the largest amount of attendance in the history of the Kite Festival! Attendees enjoyed the show courtesy of Richmond Air Force Kite Club with their beautiful kites of vibrant colors soaring above the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Engvalls, who build and fly exhibition kites that require 6 – 10 anchor people per kite, returned and launched their magnificent kites into the sky!
Over 50 vendors attended, bringing delicious food, arts and crafts, and fun for the kids. Sponsors set up display areas and distributed free gifts, and may free kids activities added to the fun. Children also enjoyed free event t-shirts, ice cream provided by Freedom First Credit Union, and Kroger kite kits. Families set out law chairs, relaxed on blankets, had picnics and marveled at the sky filled with kites of all shapes and sizes.
An estimated 50 community volunteers work with the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce on this special day in Green Hill Park. The Chamber would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, and the community for another memorable event!
Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott
Roanoke County Parks & Recreation
Salem Parks & Recreation
HopeTree Family Services
Commercial Display Sponsor
Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center
Mount Regis Center
Freedom First Federal Credit Union
Salem Civic Center
Lotz Funeral Home
Growing Up in the Valley