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 39th Annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.
Sponsored by the Redondo Pier Association, this is Southern California’s longest running kite festival.
The event is free and open to the public and features live music by Tucker Booth and other entertainment.
The festivities get underway with the 10th Annual Throw Down Yo-Yo Competition to be held on the Pier. All ages are welcome!
Enjoy a free Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstration by the world famous Gracie Family and discover just how much you really can eat in five minutes during the 8th Annual Craig’s Hot Dog On A Stick Eating Contest at 3 p.m. There’s a $200 Prize!
Prizes will be presented in several categories: Highest Flying Kite, Best Handmade Kite and Youngest Kite Flyer.
You’ll also have an opportunity to launch a 25 foot wide kite. For more information call 310-372-0308.
An assortment of vendors will be on hand for all your kite flying needs.
At the conclusion of the festival, all kite flyers will take part in a mass kite ascension.
This is one sight that never gets old.
For more information, visit the website at www.redondopier.com.