Kite Flying Weekend at Dangberg Historic Park

‘Something in the Wind’, a free kite flying event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. Join us in our fifth year in celebration of the Washoe Zephyr as Something in the Wind features expert kite flyer Cameron Kauffman along with his family, of

From 9 am until 5 pm both days, the Kauffmans will demonstrate several models of their large and unusual kites, as well as answer questions.  The public is also welcome to bring kites to fly and learn from the visiting experts throughout both days. A limited number of kites will be available for purchase.

Also on both days, from 10 am until 2 pm, elementary-school aged children can participate in several simple wind-related craft projects hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council, and make their own kites (while supplies last) with the help of Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch volunteers. All craft supplies will be provided.

Dangberg Home Ranch volunteers will once again work with attendees in making and flying giant and artistic bubbles.

This year’s event will also include a “Kite Giveaway” for children.  Each elementary-school aged child that attends can enter a giveaway drawing for the chance to win a new kite.  The drawing will take place 3 times each day during the weekend, once at 10 am, Noon and 2 pm.  Participants must be present to win.

“Colorful wind banners will adorn the park and giant bubbles will blow about, as families are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend all day to play”, says Events Manager Kim Harris.

Something in the Wind is sponsored by Douglas County, E.L. Cord Foundation, Francis C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation, Carson Valley Accounting, Full Circle Soils & Compost and Horse Tales Magazine.

The full Dangberg Summer Festival event schedule is available at,

This is a free outdoor event. Please no dogs, legitimate service animals only. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.


The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley that founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, concerts, Chautauqua and other public events. The Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County.

Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc.
PO Box 1158
Minden, NV 89423

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