Kites on the Green

Kites on the Green_event details copy with Kites on the Green 10th annual logo

Join us for the tenth annual Kites on the Green festival at Johnston Commons on May 6, 2023. This family-fun event will be held in the green space near the Johnston Public Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy giant show kite displays, kite fighting, free kite building, bol racing, live music, an inflatable obstacle course, climb the Iowa National Guard climbing wall, learn about stormwater best management practices, visit with Johnston Police and Fire, draw with sidewalk chalk and much more.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Johnston Commons Park, 6050 Morningside Drive

Interested in sponsorship: Contact Janet Wilwerding, Communications Manager at (515) 727-7781 or email

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:30 a.m. No-Knots Stunt Team Performance
  • 11:00 a.m. Live music by Glady's Lite Band
  • 11:30 a.m. Running of the Bol's/Kite Battles
  • 12:30 p.m. Live music by Glady's Lite Band
  • 1:00 p.m. Stunt Kite Demonstrations
  • 1:00 p.m. Running of the Bol's/Kite Battles
  • 3:00 p.m. Stunt Kite Demonstrations
  • 3:30 p.m. No-Knots Stunt Team Performance
  • 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

All Day Events

  • Giant Show Kite Demonstrations - Show Kite Field
  • Free Make-n-Fly Kite Kits - Pick up at Kite Hub
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course - East of the Library
  • Iowa National Guard Climbing Wall - West of the Library
  • Tours of the 1902 Simpson House - Simpson House
  • Rain Campaign Activities - West of the Library
  • Meet with Police and Fire Dept. - West of the Library
  • Sidewalk Chalk - Johnston Commons Cement Pad
  • T-shirts, Kites and More! - Information Tent
  • Food Trucks - North of the playground
  • Candy Drop - Show Kite Field

Click on the image below to download or view a PDF of the 2023 Kites on the Green Festival schedule.

KOTG 2023 Schedule of Events

The image below has a messaging thanking our sponsors. We appreciate the presenting sponsor, platinum, gold and silver sponsors for the event.

Kites on the Green_Sponsorship for 2023



PLATINUM SPONSORS ($2,000 - $4,000)

Snyder and associates logo_Kites on the Green sponsor
MidAmerican Energy logo

GOLD SPONSORS ($1,000 - $1,999)

Foth Infrastructure and Environment
OPN Architects Logo_Kites on the Green Sponsor

SILVER SPONSORS ($250 - $999)


Click on the image below to volunteer at our Kites on the Green Festival on May 6.

People volunteering in the photos at the kite festival. A kite is flying in the blue sky.

If you are looking for more volunteering opportunities, look no further than our annual Kites on the Green event on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are multiple shifts available throughout the day to accommodate busy schedules. You will be able to experience this event and help out your community. To learn more and sign up, visit

The Kites on the Green Festival will have food trucks at the event on May 6, 2023.

Kites on the Green_Sponsorship - Image of Food trucks with a green background.

The video below is a recap of the 2023 Kites on the Green event. 

The images below provide a visual of what the Kites on the Green Festival is all about.