Welcome! The Dixie Power Kite Festival is here again, but in a new location this year – the Dixie State University Encampment Mall. The Festival aims to promote reading as a habit and encourage students to engage in family-oriented physical activity. On the day of the event, qualifying students earn a high-quality kite or book for their reading efforts. Entrance to the festival is free.
Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to browse this website for everything you need to know to have a wonderful time at the festival!Learn More
The Mission of the Dixie Power Kite Festival is four fold:
1. Provide a wholesome, uplifting, family-oriented event where everyone can participate regardless of experience, training, financial means or physical abilities.
2. Promote reading as a fundamental basis of education for every child of elementary school age.
3. Support education with additional funding and make that funding available to selected participating schools at the discretion of the Washington County School Foundation.
4. Patronize those members of the business community whose financial sponsorship make the Kite Festival possible.Learn More
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2016 Events Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM – Kite Festival Begins – Kite / Book / Voucher Redemption Opens – Open Kite Flying – All day long – Concessions Open Continuous Entertainment: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – 12:10 PM – 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Kite Festival...Learn More
2016 Reading Guide The Dixie Power Kite Festival is designed to promote reading as a habit and encourage students to engage in family-oriented physical activity. Qualifying students earn a high-quality kite or book for their reading efforts. Also, contributions are made to the Washington County School Foundation for distribution to schools most actively involved in the kite festival based on attendance. 2016 Reading Guide: Students are given the challenge to read at home based upon the guidelines for their grade level to earn a free kite or book and a chance for a Kindle Reader or Laser Mania Passes from the Dixie Power Kite Festival. Instructions: Reading is to be completed at home, January 18, 2016 – April 23, 2016, with a parent or guardian signing off each day, based upon the following guidelines for your grade level: Kindergarten and First Grade – 700 Minutes total (50 minutes per week minimum) Second and Third Grade – 1050 Minutes total (75 minutes per week minimum) Fourth and Fifth Grade – 1400 Minutes total (100 minutes per week minimum) Reading can be done any day during the week as long as the per-week reading minimum is achieved. How to Receive Your Free Kite or Book: Students can bring their completed Home Reading Chart, signed by a parent or guardian, to the Dixie Power Kite Festival, Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Dixie State University Encampment Mall, St. George. Kite/Book Redemption opens at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. Students who turn in their reading charts at the festival will also be eligible for drawings for a Kindle Reader or Laser Mania...Learn More