By Isadora Pennington

This Saturday, Oct. 22, the skies over the meadow at Piedmont Park will be dotted with bright, playful, and colorful kite creations. The annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo will return for its fifth year of high-flying fun from 1 to 6 p.m.

All are welcome to this free event, which will feature a pumpkin decorating contest, a kids fun zone complete with bounce houses, carnival rides, and a train. Guests are encouraged to bring their own kites and creations, or buy a kit at the event itself. Find out more at

Fly high, Atlanta!

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.