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Pittsburg Kite Festival takes off July 1

City Press Releases

June 26, 2023

Pittsburg, KS – Ten thousand kites are making their way to Pittsburg all the way from India for Pittsburg’s first ever Kite Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 1. This high-flying adventure will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Pittsburg High School.

Sponsored by Al Patel with Pitt Discount Liquor and Pitt Discount Smokes along with Chirag Patel with the Pittsburg Dairy Queen, this new event is partnering with the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department and is free to attend. Patel is providing a kite and thread for all participants. Food trucks will also be set up at the festival for those who wish to purchase food.

Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Director Toby Book extended his appreciation for the Patels’ generous support.

“The Kite Festival is just another opportunity to benefit the youth in Pittsburg,” said Book. “We are grateful for Al Patel and Chirag Patel for everything they do for the kids in our community.”

The Patels have contributed to several youth programs, with donations going to the city’s Family Response Advocate program, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, and O.K. Kids Day just to name a few.

During the Kite Festival, donations will be taken on site to benefit the Pittsburg Police Department’s Family Response Advocate program, which supports families in Crawford County.

For more information, contact the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department at (620) 231-8310.


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