Community Kite Festival Returns Saturday


Mermaid kite (Photo: Claire Aiello/WHNT News 19)

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Community Kite Festival returns to John Hunt Park in South Huntsville Saturday.

The third annual event is scheduled for March 7, from 11am to 3pm.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30am will open the festival, which is hosted by the City of Huntsville and AshaKiran.

This year’s theme is Soaring for Social Justice. Organizers say the purpose of the event is to celebrate and promote inclusiveness.

The free festival includes music, live entertainment and children’s activities – such as kite decorating, kite flying and face painting. Children can also have identification cards made.

In addition, there will be fifteen food vendors selling a variety of cuisines, including Mexican and Indian food.

Inside the Jaycees Building, there will be booths set up representing dozens of organizations from across the city.

Performers include the Huntsville DrumLine, Step It Up dance group, Celtic musicians and the Junior League Rainbow Rhythm Band.

Kite flying experts will demonstrate stunts and offer assistance to less experienced kite flyers.

While participants are encouraged to bring their own kites, there will be a limited number available for sale.

Blankets and chairs are welcome. However, pets are not allowed.

Free parking will be offered at Joe Davis Stadium.