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Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2013 – 10:00am-4:00pm on the beach at 17th Street and in the 17th Street Park. Features the Best Kite Contest. In addition, families are invited to participate in kite building workshops led by Archie Stewart of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Archie is a member of: American Kitefliers Association (AKA) www.aka.kite.org Past Board Member and Chairman of Festivals and Competitions for Kites Over New England (KONE) www.kone.org the regional kite club of New England. He is also a member of ConnectiKiters kite club, headquartered in Norwalk, CT and a member and competitor of the Eastern League Flyers Association.These workshops are free and include kite materials and instructions on how to build a kite, as well as the aerodynamics of kite flying and kite safety.
American Kite Association members from throughout the East Coast will present kite demonstrations, perform kite routines to music, and fly giant kites (up to 80 feet long) that include an octopus kite! Kite vendors will be on site to sell various kinds of kites.
Awards will also be given each day for oldest and youngest kitefliers, funniest kite, most unusual kite, and biggest kite.
Admission to the kite festival is free.Need directions? Enter your street address and we'll get you there!
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