New Years Day Cool Fool Kite and Ice Festival

January 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree


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Sunday, January 1, 2023, New Years Day, is the 36th Annual “COOL FOOL KITE & ICE FESTIVAL,” The First Kite Festival of the New Year!
This 36 year Milwaukee tradition will take place in Veterans Park, on Milwaukee’s usually warm and windy lakefront. The kite festival is free to the public and will start at 11:00 am just prior to the Polar Bear’s jump into Lake Michigan, and will run until we can no longer stand the cold, probably around 5:00 PM.
Jake, the Kite Guy will be flying his giant kites and be putting on a great show. Some of his kites are over 100 feet long. Kites and Hot Food are available for purchase or bring your own. FREE Hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks will be served while it lasts, compliments of Gift of Wings.
A professional ice carving group called THE QUIET ICE CARVERS will also be on hand, carving some great designs.
Thanks again for always supporting Gift of Wings Events! Dress really warm!!!! It sure beats jumping into Lake Michigan!
See you all New Year’s Day!

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (New Years Day Kite Festival!)


Veterans Park
1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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