It finally feels like spring in the Northland, so it's the perfect time do to the very spring-like activity of flying a kite!  This Saturday, May 5, Grand Marais will be hosting Kites at the Harbor: Grand Marais Kite Festival. 

According to Visit Cook County, avid kite fliers from the Twin Cities, Mitch Kiel along with his friends Richard Masak and Pam Hodges will be in downtown Grand Marais demonstrating kites between 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  All three are members of the American Kitefliers Association and have been flying kites professionally for many years.

Look for them mostly in the Coast Guard parking lot, located at 315 S Broadway in Grand Marais.  If weather conditions allow, they may also be found at other downtown Grand Marais locations.

Make sure to bring the kids for the kite-making class, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. near the Coast Guard parking lot and will be followed by a group kite flying session.

Kites and kite-making kits will be available to purchase throughout event and there will also be live music for all to enjoy.