FIRST PEOPLES BUFFALO JUMP STATE PARK TO HOLD KITE FESTIVAL
By angelamontana

Posted: June 21, 2022

GREAT FALLS – Montana State Parks and SkyWindWorld Inc. will hold the 9th annual Buffalo Kite Festival at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm on July 9 and 10. The festival is free and held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.

Visitors will learn about the buffalo art featured on the kites, have an opportunity create their own kite and fly it over the buffalo jump, and also make a traditional Native American game piece and cattail doll. Food trucks will be present for the event, along with Native American artists and vendors who will be displaying and selling their crafts. To find out more about the featured artists and vendors, visit the park’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FirstPeoplesBuffaloJumpStatePark

Kite kits will be available to purchase for $6 during the festival.

The Buffalo Kite Festival is a cooperative effort of Montana State Parks along with Terry Zee Lee, the founder of SkyWindWorld.  Zee Lee has worked with Native American artists from around the United States to develop unique buffalo-themed kites, and SkyWindWorld is a nonprofit corporation that organizes and sponsors kite flying events, workshops, and traveling exhibits at various locations in Montana and Canada.

This family-friendly event is suitable for all ages. For more information call park ranger Alice Southworth at the park visitor center at (406) 866-2217 or email alice.southworth@mt.gov

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is located 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off Interstate 15 at Exit 270. For directions or more information about First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park visit: http://stateparks.mt.gov/first-peoples-buffalo-jump/

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