Saturday, May 18, 2013
Go fly a kite Saturday at the Trinity River Wind Festival
The floodway’s drying out just in time for Saturday's rain-or-shine festivities.
Some of us thought Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm would remain in
power place at City Hall until the Trinity River was filled with solar-powered water taxis and surrounded by toll roads clogged with passers-by drowning out whoever’s rockin’ the West Dallas Lake Amphitheater underneath a night sky filled with fireworks. Maybe even she realized nobody lives forever. Besides, you don’t need nothin’ but kiddos and kites to bring those vast open spaces to life.
See for yourself tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. when the Trinity River Wind Festival kicks off down in the floodway near the Commerce Street Viaduct, in the shadow of Lew Sterrett. We went back in 2011, and it was quite the sight: nothing but little grinning faces — their kids too.
We checked, and per city spokesman Frank Librio the floodway’s drying out just in time for tomorrow’s rain-or-shine festivities. And, he notes: “We have three kite makers from the Sendai Kite Club appearing at the festival to show people traditional, Japanese kite making, and they are so excited to be in Dallas.” For those who forgot: Sendai, hit hard by a tsunami in 2011, is Dallas’ sister city.
Says Librio, “They brought lots of wind-driven trinkets they will be giving away to kids.”
Here’s the complete schedule, and as a bonus Dallas’ own Larry g(EE), fresh from a Jimmy Kimmel blessing and a Homegrown appearance just last weekend, takes the stage at 1 p.m. — like you’ll need a reason to sweat, but, still.
And it’s all free.