Kite Day FAQs

The open field across from Morikami’s main museum is where the Kite Fly will be located.  There will be signs showing you where to park. Parking is Free and is just across from the area the Kite Fly is at.

For a general map of the Kite Fly please click here.

Directions to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens click here.

This is a day for families and friends to fly kites, view kites and celebrate Father’s Day. You don’t have to fly a kite to come to the event.  After seeing all the kites, you might want to try one yourself. Kites will be available for purchase at the store inside the main museum.

The Kite Fly is FREE with registration. You must come to the check-in tent when you arrive to receive your wristband.  The band will give you access to the bathrooms, water fountain and the store in the main museum.  Check-in starts at 1:30pm.

Click Here to Register
Please note: registration will close Friday, June 14th at 9am.

Pre-registration check-in for the Kite Fly starts at 1:30pm. The event ends at 4:30pm. Please keep in mind, you will not be able to enter the main museum without paying admission (FREE for members) prior to 1:30pm.

  • Be considerate of other kite fliers.
  • Do not use the kind of string that has the capability of cutting other kite strings.
  • Don’t bring anything to the Kite Fly that puts others in danger. There will be children there!
  • Things NOT to bring:
    • NO Airhorns
    • NO Large Coolers
    • NO Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys
    • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
    • NO Fireworks
    • NO Grills
    • NO Pepper Spray or Mace
    • NO Pets or other animals
    • NO Tents/Shelters of any kind
    • NO Large Umbrellas
      • (They will obstructs visibility of the kites for others and possibly be in the way of the kites and attendees.)
    • NO Weapons of any kind
  • Things TO bring:
    • Water
      • (There is a water fountain inside the main museum and the store also sells drinks)
    • Sunscreen
    • Hats
    • Bug spray
    • Folding chairs
    • Blankets/Towels
    • Small coolers
  • If you are bringing kids please be cognoscente that they do not go too close to the lake for their own safety.
  • Don’t fly your kites in the street or near power lines.
  • Please make sure to leave the Kite Fly area the way you found it, by depositing your trash and recyclables in the appropriate bins.
  • Have Fun!

Click Here for Palm Beach County Park Regulations

Click Here for Kite Safety Information

*Kite Safety via NationalKiteMonth.org

Yes, you can.  Please be cognoscente of where you set-up your picnic area, as to not be in the way of the kite fliers. Small coolers only.  Consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted in designated picnic areas only.  Lake Biwa, the park on Jog road right when you turn on Morikami Park Road is Lake Biwa.  You can enjoy your alcoholic beverages there.

To see what else you can and cannot bring, please see the “What are the Kite Fly rules? What can I bring with me?” above.

Yes there is.  In Classroom A of the main museum will be a Family Fun Day Activity from 12-3pm.  Click Here for more information.

Only in the event of inclement weather, Mr. Toki Mikio will present a lecture about Japanese kites in the main museum theater.  In order to accommodate everyone, there will be two times the lecture will take place, 1:30pm & 3:00pm.  You must have already pre-registered in order to attend the lecture(s).

Yes, kites will be available for purchase at the store inside the main museum.  Click Here to see what the store has available for purchase.

To ensure the safety of the Kite Fly attendees we will only be allowing service dogs to enter the event.

Service Animals:

We comply with all ADA requirements and accept service animals as defined by the ADA. Service animals are defined as dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not allowed as they are not classified as service animals by the ADA.

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