‘Something in the Wind’ Kite Event At Dangberg Historic Park May 16-17

Posted By on May 12, 2015

Courtesy of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

MINDEN, Nev.- Something in the Wind, a kite flying and wind art event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17, 2015. All of the weekend’s activities are free to attend.

Photo provided by Dinah Council

Photo provided by Dinah Council

Something in the Wind is a joint project of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park and the Carson Valley Arts Council. The weekend’s events are sponsored by Bently Ranch, Soaring NV, The Record-Courier, Holiday Inn Express, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

A celebration of the Washoe Zephyr, Something in the Wind features kite flyers from the Rogue Valley Windchasers kite club in Brookings, OR. These experts will give a 30-minute presentation on kite flying at 10:00am and 2:00pm on both days of the event, followed by kite-flying demonstrations. The public is also welcome to bring kites to fly at any time during the day.

Also on both days, 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:30-3:30pm, elementary-school aged children can participate in several simple wind-related craft projects, including how to make a basic kite. All craft supplies will be provided.

The Zephyrus Brass Quintet will give a free concert on Sunday, May 17, from 5:00-6:00pm. The Zephyrus Brass Quintet is affiliated with the Carson City Symphony. Formed in 2011, the ensemble plays music from an extensive library of more than 200 works, ranging from Renaissance to contemporary popular music. The audience is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Balloon Nevada will have a hot air balloon on display both mornings starting at 8:00 am (while conditions permit), with expert balloonists on-hand to answer questions.

On Saturday, May 16, at 1:00pm, Laurie Harden of SoaringNV will give a presentation on the sport and art of gliding.

Throughout both days, local artists will be displaying and selling wind-related art.

The full event schedule is available on the park’s website, dangberghomeranch.org.

This is a free outdoor event. Bring a picnic, a lawn chair and enjoy the day. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. Dogs are not allowed.


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 history and 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, exhibits 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.