Let’s Go Fly a Kite for Child Abuse Prevention on April 2

Spring brings perfect kite-flying weather, and the Kites for Kids Festival brings free kites and lots of other fun — airborne and ground level — to North Liberty as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, in collaboration with Johnson County Social Services, Community Partnership for Protecting Children and Prevent Child Abuse Johnson County.

Organizers are watching the weather and will make a decision at 10 a.m. on April 2. Cancellation will be posted in the Facebook event.

Here’s all you need to know:

The five Ws

  • Who: You! This event is free. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • What: A festival for Child Abuse Prevention Month to encourage play between caregivers and children, because play can help strengthen bonds and decrease the prevalence of abuse.
  • Where: Liberty High School, 1400 S Dubuque St.
  • When: 12 to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022.
  • Why: To get a free kite and connect as a community in solidarity against abuse in all forms.

Who will be there

  • Adam Schechinger State Farm with free lemonade
  • AirCare Air Ambulance with a helicopter landing
  • Bikers Against Child Abuse (Cedar River Corridor Chapter)
  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • Eastern Iowa Airport
  • Facepainting by Lindsay with free face painting
  • GEICO
  • Green Castle Aero Club with a flyover
  • Johnson County Empowerment (an Early Childhood Iowa area)
  • Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center
  • MidWestOne Bank
  • North Liberty Community Pantry
  • North Liberty Planning Department
  • North Liberty Police and Fire Departments
  • Therapy Dogs of Johnson County
  • University of Iowa Health Care STEM Education

Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer at signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4ca4ac23a5fa7-volunteers1.

Food and drink

We’ll have free snacks and refreshments provided by Adam Schechinger State Farm, Capanna Coffee, Costco, Fareway and HyVee.

How to get there and where to park

  • Liberty High School is at 1400 S Dubuque St. in North Liberty and accessible from North Liberty Road, Dubuque Street and the Dubuque Street trail.
  • Please park in the parking lots south of the tennis courts and football stadium.
  • Skip the car and walk or bike to the event!

You also might be wondering

  • Restrooms are available inside Liberty High School during the event.
  • Please leave your dogs at home.
  • Organizers are watching the weather and will make a decision at 10 a.m. on April 2. Cancellation will be posted in the Facebook event.

Who to thank

This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by Adam Schechinger State Farm, Centro, Inc, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Shive-Hattery, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Veridian Credit Union.

COVID mitigations

This event is outside.

Stay in the loop

Any cancellations or delays will be posted in the Facebook event. Organizers are watching the weather and will make a decision at 10 a.m. on April 2.
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Accessibility

We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities.

For accommodations, please reach out to Micah Ariel James at [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.

More City Slate Fun

This event is part of the City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events, with more than 40 events planned in 2022. Explore the schedule at northlibertyiowa.org/cityslate.

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