Welcome! The Dixie Power Kite 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
FREE POLYNESIAN CONCERT
6:00 – 7:00 PM
“Siva Pasefika” (Dance Pacific) was a childhood dream for April Te’o Keil. As a young girl growing up in Samoa she would gather friends from her village and teach them dances to perform for family.
Her life journey has placed her and her family here in St. George where she has dazzled our community with the Polynesian Culture through dance. April’s husband, Ron and children Dallin, Dahlia, Sina and Tiare work alongside her to make Siva Pasefika a family affair.
Siva Pasefika has been in production for the past eight years comprising of authentic and contemporary Polynesian style dancing from Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii and Tonga. The array of color in their costumes created by April herself adds much flair and flavor to the entertainment.
Classes for Polynesian enthusiasts ages five and older are currently being taught at the Washington City Community Center and The Bell Tower in St George, UT.
April takes pride in living and teaching her passions, incorporating the Polynesian Spirit of Family not only among her students but within her community. Siva Pasefika is an experience of Love, Beauty, Grace and Family.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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2015 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. 2015 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 12, 2015 – April 18, 2015, with a parent or guardian signing off each day, based upon the following guidelines for your grade level: Kindergarten and First Grade – 650 Minutes total (50 minutes per week minimum) Second and Third Grade – 975 Minutes total (75 minutes per week minimum) Fourth and Fifth Grade – 1300 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 12, 2014 at SunRiver Golf Course, 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 Passes. Classes...Learn More