For additional information call: 248-648-1813

Sharing the Exciting World of Kiting Since 1983


About The Team









Meet The Team

On almost any weekend at a small island park in the middle of the Detroit River, you may find the Windjammers Kite Team consisting of Gary, George, James, Mike, Nate and Jean practicing their craft. In 1983, these metro Detroiters,with members now in Indiana & Canada, along with their mutual interest in kites, established one of the oldest kite teams in the United States and possibly the world. On Belle Isle they have become a regular attraction for island visitors, stopping traffic with their stunning display of aerial artistry that can only be described as phenomenal. Along with Belle Isle visitors, The Windjammers have also thrilled thousands of other sky-watchers.  They have performed at many events around the world, including the Selfridge Air Force Base and Detroit Air Shows, Singapore,  France and Canadian kite festivals, The Michigan Hot Air Balloon Challenge, Miami, Cleveland and Milwaukee International Kite Festivals, just to name a few.  As a team on the National Sport Kite Circuit, they have won many awards. Choreographing their performances to music, and with a wide array of kites at their disposal, they can design a performance to fit your specific needs. Besides performing, they can do kite making workshops, large kite displays, and using multimedia, can show the history of kites with plenty of kites from around the world. This last item is excellent for small groups. Specializing in flying trains of kites. Each pilot flies 10 or more kites on long lines, often with streaming tails, presenting a sky filled with color as they dance across the field.

They also have kites made for almost all wind conditions. And, what if there is NO WIND? No wind! No problem! These new motorized kites are able to save the day by flying day or night. These radio controlled motorized kites allow them to perform in no-wind conditions, as well as in stadiums, convention centers and large rooms. These lightweight, battery powered electric motors have up to 10 minutes flight time on one battery. Consequently, with a good supply of batteries and a built-in lighting system, they are able to perform no matter what the weather conditions. The Windjammers are always eager to assist beginners and can regularly be seen helping others to get their kites aloft into the awaiting skies. And if the weather and wind conditions permit, they have been known to allow the public to try flying these stacks of kites with assistance. It’s an experience that will last a lifetime and is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!











You meet the nicest people at the end of the line.

Our 2020 Events Calendar

Check back, new events are added often.

(Events are weather dependent and subject to change.)

February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October

February 15-17:  Sky Circus on Ice. Billed as one of the Worlds largest kite festivals on a frozen lake.

Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI (website)


Mar 23: New: Kite Flying Day. (TBD)

2635 N M-52, Owosso, MI (website)


May postponed to 2021: Kids And Kites Chicago · Montrose Harbor

May 11: Fair In The Air Fair (TBD)

Oaks Farm, IN (website)

May Postponed, check back for future date: The Kite Festival @ Grand Haven. If you are looking for a kite festival to attend with wonderful view of Lake Michigan on the sandy beach. Grand Haven, MI (website)

May 23-24: Family  Kite Festival. On the opposite side of  Lake Michigan, at Veterans Park in Downtown Milwaukee. Billed as one the most powerful lineup of  kite performers.

 Milwaukee WI

June Postponed: Lyon Township Kite Festival (Metro Detroit's largest Kite Festival)

Lyon Township, MI  (website)

June Postponed to 2021: Catch 5 of the Jammers at Windscape in Swift Current Canada

June Postponed to 2021: Michigan Hot Air Balloon Challenge. A big thank you again to the folks at Meijers for once again sponsoring our appearance.

Howell, MI  (website)

Jul 1:   Canada Day (Check back for additional information)

Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada

July 12:   Detroit Kite Festival (Second Annual Kite Festival)

Detroit, MI  (website)

Jul 26-28:   The ImaginAIR Festival is an event for the entire family. There are shows, many outdoor activities as well as workshops focused on the culinary arts. You will see astonishing performances inspired by the air and summer colors, such as circus, kite flying and fireworks!, New Brunswick, Canada (website)

Aug 1:  Canal Days

This is a great event. We always enjoy flying with our neighbors in Canada. Canal Days is a wonderful festival in the heart of Port Colborne Canada. There is something for everyone. So grab your passport and head over for some good family fun and bring a kite to Port Colborne, Ontario Canada (website)

Aug 22: Cleveland Kite Fest, Cleveland. One Day Only.

 Edge Water Park, Cleveland, OH (Website)

Sept 5 & Sept 6:  Kites Over Lake Michigan

Labor Day Weekend. The 12th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan, brought to you by our Title Sponsors Fox Communities Credit Union and Shoreline Credit Union. This will be our second appearance at this great event.

Neshotah Beach in Two Rivers , WI  (Website)

Oct 2-4: Windfest 2020

Wheatley, Ontario Canada

SC Soccer Fields

Oct:  AKA Annual Convention  Ocean City, MD

TBA: One Sky, One World, Belle Isle Detroit, MI

TBA: To Be Announced

TBD: To Be Determined

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View photos from years past as well as festivals from our travels.

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For additional information regarding the team's schedule, performance requirements, feel free to Call: 248-648-1813.

For almost three decades we have received support from our many sponsors and they all deserve a BIG Thank You. They all help us bring "The World of Kiting" to thousands across North America and Europe  each year. With out them and the support of our loving families, we would not be who we are today.

Kites and Fun Things, the best kite shop in Southeast Michigan. Stop by and check out the fine selection of kites and more. Oh and by the way if you have a friendly dog, they are Dog Friendly too.

40522 Ann Arbor Trail

Plymouth, MI 48170

United States



Sky Burner Kites, long time sponsor of the Windjammers and makers of some of the best kites on the market. When the winds are light and "The Show Must Go On!" we bring out the PRO DANCER SUPER ULTRA-LITE


Manufacturers of the Vector Powered Radio Controlled RC Kites.


Invented by the Hadzicki brothers and introduced at the annual KTAI trade show in 1989, this unique quad line (four strings) kite called a Revolution (also known as a "Rev") indeed caused a revolution in what was primarily a single and dual line world at the time.


Dyna Kite is the exclusive manufacturer of unique stacking Dyna Kites and  accessories. We are also a wholesale distributor of quality kites by Flying Wings, as well as  decorative handmade & hand-painted Balinese kites.


Proud Members of the American Kitefliers Association

The goal of the American Kitefliers Association is to educate the public in the art, history, technology and practice of building and flying kites, in all nations.


Over 20 years ago, Paul Kyprie started Zeemo Productions to develop a variety of shows, which he has been performing ever since throughout Michigan and Ohio. He uses several stage names for the shows, including Zeemo The Magnificent, Yo-Master Zeemo, Dr. Zeemo and Zeemo The Yo-Yo Man.


The Flying Aces continues to perform for audiences around the world. We have put on shows in all 50 states as well as other countries including Canada, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia. We have appeared on numerous local and national TV Spots as well as newspaper articles across the country.


Windjammers Kite Team 2019       Inquiries;  Call: 248.648.1813 or Email info@windjammerskiteteam.com