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24th annual ''Kite Day'' coming to Haulolver Beach Park, February 14

MIAMI (January 13, 2016)

A sea of kites will be soaring in the skies over Haulover Beach Park, on Sunday, February 14, 2016, from 12-5 p.m., for the park’s 24th annual “Kite Day”. This family-style event, presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Skyward Kites, will feature free kiting activities for all ages, such as kite-building classes, kite-flying demonstrations and all sorts of kite competitions.  Expect to see a return of the nautical-themed “monster kites”, including a 100-foot squid, a 30-foot scuba man, a 30-foot “Nemo” fish and more. There will also be food and refreshments for purchase and a live concert by Miami Country Day School’s “21 Hearts, 1 Beat” Rock Ensemble.  Event admission is free and parking is $7. 

Everyone is encouraged to sign up for the day’s kite competitions. The prize categories will include everything from “highest-flying”, “most unusual” and “best homemade” kites to the “kite with the longest tail”. There is no limit to the size or type of kites. Traditional kites of other countries are welcome, as a way to celebrate the unique cultural diversity of South Florida.  Participants have the option of bringing their favorite kite from home, making one at the event for free or purchasing an already-made kite at the on-site kite store. 

Kite Day patrons are advised that glass bottles and pets will not be allowed. Shoes with socks are recommended for individuals participating in open field activities. Those who prefer to sit and watch the festivities may bring along a blanket.  

Haulover Beach Park is located at 10800 Collins Ave., Miami.  For more information about Kite Day activities, contact Dan Ward at Skyward Kites, 305-893-0906. For the park office, call 305-947-3525.  

Recognized as one of the best places for people to fly kites in South Florida, the open space and fresh ocean breezes of Haulover Beach Park make it the ideal location for the Skyward Kites kite shops, which has operated at this location as a partner-vendor of Miami-Dade Parks for 24 years. They offer kiting activities year-round, including kiting parties for birthdays or any occasion. 

Miami-Dade Parks is supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.