New Festival Date April 10th 2016, New Contests!

SAVE THE DATE!  The 31st annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival returns Sunday, April 10th, 2016 with new extended hours 11am to 5pm, and new kite contests! In addition to the ever-popular “Children’s Tail Chase”, new kite contests for the 2016 festival include “Best of Fest”, “Best Ground Display (banners, flags display), “Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique/Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, and “Most Unflyable Kite” ! Popular past contests will return including “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, “Kite Fighting” and “Sport Flying”. Prizes will be awarded to all contest winners. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is held each year on the west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109 (next to the Garvin Theatre), a short distance from the main campus. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available on both west campus and the main campus. Kites can be purchased at the festival. For more info, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/santabarbarakitefestival and our website www.sbkitefest.com. Email sbkitefest@gmail.com or davidhefferman@hotmail.com. Phone 805-627-6202 or 805-963-2964.

April 2016 is officially “Kite Month” in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by then Mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council, the month of April is officially designated as “Kite Month” in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival has also been recognized by the city for its annual contributions to community recreation and family fun. Santa Barbara’s Kite Month of April is promoted in coordination with the National Kite Month of April co-founded by the American Kite Flyers Association and the Kite Trade Association International .

For info, visit www.nationalkitemonth.org, and www.kite.org1-CKA_4125

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