OB Kite Festival Postponed to May Due to Rain Forecast

by on February 25, 2014 · 0 comments

in Culture, Environment, Ocean Beach, Organizing

OB kite flying DustyRhPkAfter 66 years, Mother Nature finally caught up with the Ocean Beach Kite Festival.

Because of the forecast of rain this weekend, the Kite Festival has been rescheduled. It will take place on Saturday, May 10 instead of the planned March 1.

The rescheduled event will still feature free kite making for kids, including instructions and all materials. There will also be carnival rides, a craft fair, music, food, and spectacular demonstrations by professional kite flyers.

The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach, which created and organizes this long-running festival, invites all OBceans to put May 10 on their calendar right now.

This free family event is the oldest children’s kite festival in the United States, now celebrating its 66th year. This is a third-generation event; people who attended as children are now bringing their children and grandchildren.

Location: Dusty Rhodes Park, Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at Nimitz

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Free kite making and instruction for all children. Prizes for best decorated kites, by age category. Spectacular kite flying demonstrations throughout the day. Carnival rides and a craft fair are also part of the event. Youngsters are taught how to make kites; all materials are supplied. Any handmade kite can be submitted, not just kites made at the Festival.

Entertainment and lunch are provided. Adding to the fun, families can go on carnival rides or browse for unique handicrafts at the craft fair.

The Kite Festival is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach and the Ocean Beach Recreation Center – and we hope to see you there! Be sure to RSVP on the FaceBook Event Page and check it for updates.

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