Free event from noon to 5 p.m.
(parking fee $ 6.00)
The sky over Miami Beach will display a marvelous array of colors and figures from hundreds of kites in the air during the 18th annual Kite Day Kite Festival on Sunday, February 20th, noon to 5 p.m. at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
This year’s event will be held on the old golf course site. The much larger field will provide much more room for the biggest kiting event to happen in Miami in years. Expect to see the 100 foot flying squid, 30 foot flying scuba man, 300 sq foot parafoils. 30 foot flying Nemo Fish and more.
Hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites, this free event will feature paper kite building classes & demonstrations from longtime kite enthusiasts. In addition, there will be kite-flying competitions for both children and adults. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the following categories: highest-flying kite, most unusual kite, best homemade kite, biggest kite and kite with the longest tail.
People of all ages are encouraged to come out to fly their kites, make their own kites for free or purchase an already-made kite. There is no limitation to the size and type of kite. Those who just want to watch can bring a blanket and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites in the air and some great music. Food and refreshments & kites will be available for purchase.
For more information, call Dan Ward at Skyward Kites, 305 893-0906 or Haulover Park, 305-947-3525. Admission free and parking $ 6.00.