SPIRO–Dennis Peterson, manager of the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, announced that the 28th Annual Family Kite Flite Day would be held at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 21.
Each year, arts and crafts booths along with food booths tempt the hundreds of people who will fly kites and have fun. Native American and unique items have been very big sellers over the years along with hand-made and home baked goods. The Spiro Mounds is now accepting applications for vendors.
A small fee of $25 the day of the event, makes an outdoor space available. There are very limited electric and water available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information and an application, call 918-962-2062 or email at [email protected]
Each year since 1987, the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center has hosted a day of spring fun and learning. Each year over 400 individuals and families bring lawn chairs, blankets, kids and kites and fly the winds along with fancier kites flown by “Professional” kiters.
Demonstrations by kiters from Oklahoma and Arkansas will include stunt kites, parafoils and other fancy kites. There will be donated kites given away by drawing throughout the day. Members of the Spiro Boy Scouts will help people make their own free sled kite too.
Along with the kite flying, younger kids can have fun in the children’s area. There will be a sandbox where children can dig in the sand for shells, jewels, coins and even a special token that can be turned in for a kite. There will also be a bubble making area, which always draws a crowd.