The 4th Annual Community Kite Festival is coming to Huntsville March 5

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Come celebrate the lost art of kite flying as AshaKiran and the city of Huntsville will host the 4th annual Community Kite Festival on March 5 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Jaycees Building and John Hunts Park on Airport Road.

The theme for the kite festival is "Soar for Social Justice."

More than 85 diverse organizations from throughout the city will gather to celebrate and promote awareness and inclusiveness for a just world.

This year, event organizers are happy to announce that an amazing kite vendor, Chicago Kite, is coming down from the windy city to participate in the festival for the first time ever. Chicago Kite will demonstrate kite flying stunts and offer assistance to less experienced kite flyers.

AshaKiran and the city of Huntsville host this free event featuring music, live entertainment, and children’s activities including kite decorating, kite flying, face painting and clowns. Children can also have their ID cards made.

Food vendors will be on hand as well.

Free parking will be available at Joe Davis Stadium.

Be sure to bring blankets and chairs to comfortably enjoy the spectacular sight of kites in the Huntsville skies.

This event has brought in large crowds the last few years. Please plan to get there early for a good parking space and to find a spot to fly your kite. Kites have been for sale as well, but they often sell out due to demand. You'll see all kinds of cool kites!

AshaKiran, meaning "a ray of hope," is a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency that contributes towards creating a healthy and harmonious community. It fills a community need by providing culturally sensitive and confidential services to those who are experiencing crisis in the South Asian and beyond (foreign-origin) population in the State of Alabama. Culturally sensitive services include a 24-hour hotline and an emergency shelter/safe home.