Sculptures in the Sky
November 3, 2018
Get ready for some high-flying family fun when the skies at the 33-acre Sculpture Fields will be filled with colossal and colorful kites, stunt kites and Rokkaku battle kites at the Sculptures in the Sky event. Sculpture Fields is partnering with River City Kites and Chattanooga Presents River Rocks for this free event, which takes place from noon-6 p.m. at 1800 Polk St., which turns off of Main Street on the Southside.
In addition to the kites, visitors also will enjoy performances, local food trucks and a beer tent.
Some kites will be massive, spanning 20 feet, which are so large they must be anchored to the ground. Kids will be able to race parachute-like kites (bols) in what fliers call Running with the Bols. Children will be able to come and fly their own EPB Fiber Optics kite (available from 12p while supplies last).
Organizers for the event said they are hoping for ideal kite-flying weather. The best wind is a stable 10-12 mph.
“Kites originated in China where someone might have seen a leaf blowing down the path and thought to attach a string,” said Chuck Jones, owner of the River City Kites. “Kites have developed into a true art form and are now flown all over the world.”