Festival of the Kite

March 10, 2019

Should you notice the sky above the coastline bursting with colorful, odd shaped objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering ability, do not be alarmed. This is no alien invasion. No, it’s only the most ancient example of man yearning to fly. The annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.

The Redondo Beach Pier hosts one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country. This all-ages, free event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best handmade kite, highest-flying kite and the youngest and youngest-at-heart kite flyers. Each year, the festival is scheduled on the second Sunday in March to coincide with daylight savings. The kite festival features live music, a local dance studio performance, martial arts demonstration, hot dog on a stick eating contest sponsored by Craig’s Hot Dog on a Stick and giveaways courtesy of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Attendees are welcome to bring their own kites or may purchase one at Sunshine Kite Company located at Redondo Beach Pier. The festival will culminate with a mass group kite ascension flight on the beach adjacent to Redondo Landing, immediately south of the Redondo Beach Pier.

This is one sight that never gets old.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.redondopier.com/events/ or call 310-372-0308.

The Redondo Pier is located at 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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