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.
The image below has a messaging thanking our sponsors. We appreciate the presenting sponsor, platinum, gold and silver sponsors for the event.
Click on the image below to volunteer at our Kites on the Green Festival on May 6.
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 www.cityofjohnston.com/KOTGvolunteer.
The Kites on the Green Festival will have food trucks at the event on May 6, 2023.