The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford
HARTFORD – Celebrate the start of spring with a day of kite-flying at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower Saturday, March 29, during the annual Wind Festival.
Join Gateway Kite Club at the Tower for this family-fun event between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and learn how to fly a kite or simply watch the pros with their kites soaring in the river wind. There will be sport kite flying from noon to 2 p.m. Trainer kites will be available for those interested in learning how to fly like a pro. Fly your own kite at the tower during open kite flying from 2 to 4 p.m. The tower is located at 435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford.
In addition to kite-flying, there will be pinwheel-making activities for visitors of all ages in the tower’s Davis Plaza, while supplies last. Or build your best paper airplane, take the 11:30 a.m. tower tour and see how far your plane will fly when thrown into the air at 150 feet off the ground. The design that flies the furthest will win a gift.
Gateway Kite Club is a nonprofit club that has been active in the St. Louis community for more than 30 years. The club’s purpose is to encourage interest in year-round kiting.
All activities are free and open to the public. There is a charge to tour the tower.
The tower is open Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Guided tours are available throughout the day. Starting Wednesday, April 2, the tower will be open five days a week Wednesday through Sunday. This will continue until May. Admission to the tower is $4 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under and children 2 and under are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
For information about the festival, call (618) 251-9101 or visit the events page at www.ConfluenceTower.com.