Autismup Events

KiteFlite 2017

Kite Parade + Festival + Expo

KiteFlite is a family-friendly FUNdraising challenge featuring a charity walk presented by AutismUp and hosted by the Rochester Rhinos
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

10 AM - 3 PM

Capelli Sports Stadium

10 AM Parade/Walk Registration

11 AM Remarks & Parade Begins 

11 AM - 3 PM Festival Featuring Family Friendly Amusements & Attractions, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Concessions, Resource Expo

Rain or Shine!  Open to the Public!  Free admission to the festival for parade march teams!  Public admission to festival is $3 donation to AutismUp; kids 12 and under are free!

At KiteFlite, guests enjoy…

  • Carnival Games and Prizes for All Ages
  • Amusements & Attractions
  • Inflatable Fun
  • Rochester Foam Dart League
  • Wegmans Zoo Mobile
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Multiple Bands & Live Entertainment
  • Dunk Tank
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Zip Line
  • Fancy Faces Face Painting
  • Crystal the Clown and Balloon Animals
  • Disney Princesses and Marvel Super Heroes
  • Rex the Rhino and local sports team mascot friends
  • Capelli Stadium Concession Stands
  • Biergarten
  • Resource Exposition featuring 50 local organizations
  • FAMOUS Popcorn Raffle with 50 items for kids of all ages
  • RPD Bomb Squad and Mounted Patrol
  • City of Rochester Transportation Vehicles
  • URMC SmileMobile
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Child ID Program
  • Stadium Stair Climb Challenge
  • Kite Parade and Contest
  • Free Parking

Why participate in KiteFlite?  

Click here to find out how you can help to raise $100,000 and support AutismUp this summer with the click of a button.

How to participate in KiteFlite:

1. RISE UP 4 AutismUp at our sunrise yoga session from 6:30 - 7:30 AM on the stadium field.  Relax and renew as the sun rises.  Any donor of $20 or more is invited to take part in the Stadium Yoga session.  All ages and abilities welcome.  Bring a yoga mat or towel.

Together, we are raising money to expand AutismUp's programs and services for individuals with autism of all ages and abilities, and enhancing the region's only Multi-Sensory Learning Environment, creating a safe and supportive space for over 2,000 families in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas.

+Register with your donation of $20 or more to AutismUp

2. Form a kite parade MARCH TEAM using Crowdrise, share with friends and family, raise money for AutismUp, and win prizes!

The Kite Parade is our version of a charity “walk” and an opportunity for friends, families and others in the community – both near and far – to help us provide daily support for those living with autism by pledging to support our teams as we march in a Kite Parade around Capelli Sports Stadium.  Fundraising is easy using our online mobile platform Crowdrise and answers the question often posed by supportive family and friends, “How can I help?”  The race and parade are followed by a huge festival!

We hope you will be a part of our effort to raise $100,000 in our 2017 KiteFlite Fundraising Challenge, allowing AutismUp to continue to build a future for the autism community. 

10 AM Walk Registration; 11 AM Remarks & Parade

+Register your Kite Parade March Team and fundraise for AutismUp

+Check out the KiteFlite 2017 FUNDRAISING PRIZES starting at $100

3. Register as a VENDOR and participate in our Resource Expo.

Support reaches beyond our organization and throughout the community. We appreciate the need for specialized resources for individuals with autism and wish to bring information to our families and neighbors during this event to further awareness, promote ongoing support opportunities and help those with autism maximize their potential. For this reason, we will have a Resource Expo where professionals will be able to share their knowledge and experience with families and the public. 



4. Become a KiteFlite EVENT SPONSOR and help to deliver a special family-friendly festival.

We’d love to count on you to help us raise $100,000 to provide specialized resources for individuals with autism, further awareness, promote ongoing support opportunities, and help our children with autism maximize their potential. Sponsorships and associated benefits are available at many levels and assure you the opportunity to promote your business while supporting thousands living with autism locally.


5. Join the PARTY when the 5th Annual KiteFlite Festival gets underway following the race and parade!


Family Friendly Amusements & Attractions, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Concessions, Resource Expo

Want to experience AutismUp for yourself? 

Please come check out what we are doing at our new multi-sensory learning environment at 855 Publishers Parkway in Webster – we’d love to show you around!  If you would like to participate and would like more information, call us at (585) 248-9011 or email and we’ll follow up with you.


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How to register:

Register your KiteFlite team here.

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