Kites on the Green

Event Details

Join us for the 11th annual Kites on the Green festival at Johnston Commons Park on May 4, 2024. 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, learn about stormwater best management practices, visit with Johnston Police and Fire, draw with sidewalk chalk and much more.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Johnston Commons Park, 6050 Morningside Drive

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for our festival, please contact Janet Wilwerding at (515) 727-7781 or by email. We have presenting, platinum, gold, silver and supporting sponsorship opportunities available. Click here (PDF) to view the levels and what you would receive as a sponsor. 

Click on the image below (PDF) to view the sponsorship opportunities.

Kites on the Green 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
  • 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 Building Barn
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course - East 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

The Kites on the Green Festival will have food trucks at the event on May 4, 2024.

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. 

Click on the image below to view the photos from the 2023 Kites on the Green Festival

Kites on the Green Event Photos