Kite Flying Weekend at Dangberg Historic Park May 18 – 19

Dangberg Ranch Summer Festival "Something's in the Air"

Something in the Wind, a free kite flying event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 from 10 am to 3 pm both days.

Join us in our sixth year in celebration of the Washoe Zephyr as Something in the Wind features expert kite flyers Cameron and Reina Kauffman of 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 11 am until 2 pm, elementary-school aged children can participate in several simple wind-related craft projects 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 at noon both Saturday and Sunday of the event.  Participants must be present to win.

“This is a perfect event for not only kite flying enthusiasts, but for families as well,” said the park’s events manager, Kim Harris. “Picnic lunches are definitely encouraged.”

Something in the Wind is sponsored by Douglas County, Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dr. James the Dentist, Edward Jones Investments – Tim Cleveland, Horse Tales, Carson Valley Inn, Holiday Inn Express – Minden, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Available here: The full 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival event schedule.

This is a free event. Please bring your own seating and no pets allowed – service animals only.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ž 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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