The next time someone tells you to “go fly a kite,” take their advice to heart! On May 28 and 29 vibrant colours will fill the skies at the corner of John Wise Line and Sunset Road, as the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival returns to Central Elgin for its 25th year.
Each year this event attracts hundreds of visitors each day to the south lawn of the former, Regional Mental Health Care Centre just outside St. Thomas. Visitors include locals as well as kite enthusiasts from across Ontario, upper New York, and Michigan. This colourful dance of kites can be seen from a considerable distance with as many as 100 kites in the air at a time. Passers by often pull over to the side of the road to witness this unique visual spectacle that is unlike any other in the region.