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 Hi!  Welcome to our Color the Wind website! 
We are Larry and Kay Day and we started the Color the Wind Festival to make people smile! 
The purpose of this non-profit organization is to provide good, clean family entertainment free of charge and to promote the sport of kite flying. 
We hope you will come to Clear Lake, IA on the third Saturday in February each year to join in the fun on the greatest flying field ever......our frozen lake!
As a non-profit organization, the future of Color the Wind is totally dependent on contributions from you, the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the many local businesses and civic groups that have been so supportive during the life of this event.   

2018 Color the Wind Sponsors
Manufacturers' Bank & Trust 
Clear Lake Bank & Trust
Clear Lake Telephone (ClTel)
Farmers State Bank
Clear Lake Rotary Club
Hall Realty
Larson's Mercantile
Clear Lake Noon Lions Club
Clear Lake Evening Lions Club
City of Clear Lake
Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce
Lake Realty
The Other Place
McQuaid Real Estate
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)
Fareway Grocery Store
Triad Realty
Cabin Coffee 
Theiss Shirts, Inc. 
Various Generous Individuals 

Please be sure to thank these sponsors for making Color the Wind possible!

"Buddy" the Teddy Bear
"Buddy" quickly became the trademark kite for Color the Wind founder, Larry Day.  Buddy is 40'tall and a grown man can easily stand up inside his foot.
During the years Larry, like most of his fellow kite flyers, has accumulated other kites that they may consider their favorites.  Larry's newest favorites are his 40' whale shark "Gracie" and his 60' Blue Whale, "Big Blue".  You'll love seeing all the unique kites brought for your entertainment by serious kite flyers from an 8 state area.
  A feature of the festival that you won't want to miss are the stunt kite teams'  routines that are choreographed to music.  They'll be performing their "kite dances" periodically throughout the day.

Photo courtesy of Curt Olinger