Take a glance at the sky this Sunday afternoon for an incredible sight above Miami Beach. A colorful display of kites will fly high at the 23rd Annual Kitetober Fest.
This will be the largest kiting event to happen in Florida. Hundreds of different kites will go up in the air at Haulover Park from 12pm – 5pm. A 100-foot flying squid, a 30-foot flying scuba diver, a 30-foot flying Nemo fish and a 300 square foot parafoil will share the sky with an array of vibrant kites!
This free event will provide fun for the whole family! There will be demonstrations from longtime kite enthusiasts, paper kite building classes and kite-flying competitions for both adults and kids. People can make kites at the event, purchase kites or bring their own. While hundreds of kites dance in the air, the Miami Country Day’s “21 Hearts, 1 Beat” Rock Ensemble will be performing live music.
People are encouraged to fly kites representing different cultures. Kites have been made and flown all over the world for a long time. The kite is believed to have originated in China, but kite historians say that many countries independently developed their own kite cultures. In the past, kites made in traditional styles from China, the Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Puerto Rico have been flown at this event. It’s a fun way to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up South Florida!