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UPDATE – CANCELED Color The Wind Kite Festival 🪁🪁

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">UPDATE – CANCELED Color The Wind Kite Festival 🪁🪁</h1>
Clear Lake Chamber

Clear Lake, Iowa — The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is disappointed to announce that the  Color the Wind Kite Festival, scheduled for Feb. 17, has been canceled due to deteriorating ice  conditions.  

Consistent above average winter temperatures in recent weeks have made the ice unsafe to host the extraordinary winter festival that drew nearly 20,000 people to Clear Lake last year. Next year’s event  will be Feb. 15, 2025. 

“While we are disappointed by the cancellation of our 2024 Color the Wind Kite Festival, we want to  remind visitors of the other wonderful experiences Clear Lake has to offer. The festival is a cherished  event, but it’s just one of many reasons to visit our vibrant town,” said Stacy Doughan, Clear Lake Area  Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “We encourage everyone to explore the historic Surf  Ballroom, immerse yourself in our lively music scene, discover unique shopping options, and enjoy local  restaurants. These activities not only offer memorable experiences but also provide vital support to our  businesses, especially during the winter season. Clear Lake is a destination full of history and alive with  opportunity, regardless of the season, and we look forward to welcoming you.” 

Color the Wind is made possible thanks to the generosity of numerous local sponsors. 

The festival was started in 2001 by Larry and Kay Day of Clear Lake, and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of  Commerce took over the event in 2022 with guidance from the Days. 

In the kite festival’s history, it’s been canceled twice due to deteriorating ice conditions, once in 2013  and the other in 2017.  

The Color the Wind Kite Festival is one of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual signature  events. The others are Earth Day, TRI Clear Lake, Thursdays on Main, July 4th Celebration, Harvest  Festival and Christmas by the Lake. 

The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership organization that’s  mission is to be the champion for business success and quality of life, creating a thriving destination and  driving community prosperity. It has 475 members. 



February 17
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Clear Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce
(641) 357-2159
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Clear Lake, Iowa
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