Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kite Festival in Santa Barbara, Sunday April 14


28th Annual 
Santa Barbara Kite Festival
Sunday April 14th 
at Santa Barbara City College
April 14th, 2013 from 11am-4pm in the "Great Meadow" west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College. The festival's bluff top lawn location overlooks the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and breakwater, and is a perfect site for kite flying. Parking is plentiful on campus, and admission to the festival is free. This year's festival is dedicated to the "Wind Wizard" Dan Rubesh. Dan was instrumental in the growth of the festival and the kite flying community in Ventura County. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is guaranteed to be a fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites of all sizes, shapes and colors. Flyers of all abilities are welcome.
One of the most popular events held throughout the day is the "tail chase" for children. Children in various age groups try to catch the tail of a kite as it dips and dives through the air. Prizes will be awarded in most categories. Competitions range from "kite fighting" and "sport flying" for skilled flyers, to the more accessible categories such as "most beautiful", "highest flying", and "largest kites". Kites will be available for purchase at the festival. There will also be food and beverages, and a kids zone with jumpers and family info tables.
For more information call 805-637-6202, or 805-963-2964. Email can be sent to sbkitefest@gmail.com , or davidhefferman@hotmail.com  The "Great Meadow" (west campus lawn) is located on Santa Barbara City College's West Campus at 971 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara, adjacent to the college's main campus.
April 2013 is Kite month in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by the city's honorable Mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council in 2007, the month of April is officially designated as Kite Month in the city of Santa Barbara.
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