a fundraiser for amenities along the new westlake trail

Free kite with first 500 paid festival admission fees!


The Willard Companies is proud to be the primary sponsor and organizer of the Inaugural Westlake Kite Festival, a fundraiser for amenities along Smith Mountain Lake's new Westlake Trail, which is under construction and will link the Westlake Towne Center property to the existing Park trail. The first beneficiary will be Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument. Money raised will help the Friends pay for historic and directional signage along the trail and a gate between the Park and Westlake Towne Center. 

FESTIVAL LOCATION: Westlake Towne Center in the field in front of Sunken City Brewery. Bring a picnic blanket, family and friends!

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT: Fingers crossed for gorgeous skies!

COST: Free under age 3; $5 ages 3 to 17; $10 ages 18 and up. The first 500 paid festival admissions will include a free kite!

GO FLY A KITE! The Franklin County Library Bookmobile will be on site. Take your free kite to the Bookmobile to decorate it, then take a shot at flying it!

GAMES GALORE: The Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument and the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA will be on hand with activities and games for children of all ages to enjoy.

MAKING SOME MUSIC: We're excited to announce that Tate Tuck Trio and On Common Ground will be performing throughout the day, brought to you by our Stage Sponsor, Vogel & Cromwell Law Offices!


WATCH THE PROS: The American Kitefliers Association and the Got Wind? Kite Club will be on site to demonstrate their moves!

GRAB SOME GRUB: Enjoy on-site food vendors including Palumbo's Hoagie House, Fat Pappy's Dogs & Hogs, Booker T. Washington School Alumni Group and Homestead Creamery.

QUESTIONS? Click here to contact us!

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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