For Immediate Release
David Hefferman 805-637-6202
April 2012 is Kite
Month in Santa Barbara
BARBARA - April 2012 is Kite month
in Santa Barbara. Thanks to a proclamation by the city's honorable Mayor
Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council in 2007, the month of
April is now officially Kite Month in the city of Santa Barbara. In
addition, the Santa Barbara Kite Festival was recognized in 2007 for
its annual contributions to community recreation and family fun. Mayor
Marty Blum agreed to author the proclamation in coordination with National
Kite Month – a not-for profit venture co-founded by the American
Kite Flyers Association and the Kite Trade Association International
. For info, log on to www.nationalkitemonth.org
The 27th annual Santa
Barbara Kite Festival, will take flight 11am-4pm, Sunday, April 15th,
2012. The festival will be held in the "Great Meadow" on the
west campus of Santa Barbara City College. The blufftop lawn overlooks
the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor and breakwater and is a perfect location
for kite flying. Parking is plentiful on campus and admission to
the festival is free.
The Santa Barbara Kite
Festival is always a fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites
of all sizes, shapes and colors. Flyers of all abilities are welcome.
Competitions range from
"kite fighting" and "sport flying" for skilled
flyers, to the more accessible categories such as "most beautiful",
"highest flying", and "largest kites". One of
the most popular events held throughout the day is the "tail chase"
for children. Children in various age groups try to catch the tail of
a kite as it dips and dives through the air. Prizes will be awarded
in most categories. Kites will be available for purchase at the festival.
For more information, log on to www.sbkitefest.com
or call 805-637-6202, or 805-963-2964. Email can be sent to email@example.com
, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Barbara City College's West Campus
is located next to the college main campus at 721 Cliff Drive in Santa
Barbara. Admission to the festival and parking on West Campus for the
event is free.
Photo opportunities abound! This is
a very colorful event. Please contact us for any advance photo needs.