Kite masters show off their skills at Kite Fly-A-Thon

August 30, 2011

Kite festival marks 50th anniversary of U-M Center for Chinese Studies

DATE: Kite Fly-A-Thon: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.

Kite festival: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25.


  • Master kite fliers showcase their skills with demonstrations at a Kite Fly-A-Thon celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U-M Center for Chinese Studies. The event will take place at Ferry Field (outdoor track), University of Michigan, 1150 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Free and open to the public.
  • A kite festival to celebrate the center’s anniversary involves a kite-flying competition with U-M students and demonstrations by master kite makers from China and Michigan. All kite lovers are invited to participate by bringing their own self-crafted kites. The festival will also include Chinese ribbon dancing, yo-yo demonstrations, lion dances, taiko drumming, zithers and a community art table. The event will be held at U-M’s Nichol’s Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor. Free and open to the public.

Sponsors include: Office of the President, Alumni Association, College of Engineering, Stearns Collection, Office of University Development, College of LSA, Ross School of Business, University Musical Society, School of Art and Design, Center for Chinese Studies, Confucius Institute, Arts at Michigan and the International Institute.