may 2019

sat18may - 19may 1810:00 ammay 19Something in the Wind ~ A Kite Flying Weekend at Dangberg Home Ranch10:00 am - 3:00 pm (19) Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, 1450 State Route Hwy 88 Minden, NV 89423E:Arts & Culture,Community Events

Event Details

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 10:00am to 3:00pm 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 Kauffman’s 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 11:00 am until 2:00 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.”


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.


18 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 19 (Sunday) 3:00 pm


Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

1450 State Route Hwy 88 Minden, NV 89423

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