For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2009

Media Contact:
Edith Torres


Kitetoberfest Kite Festival returns to Haulover Park, Sunday, October 18, 2009, noon to 5 p.m.


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade Parks' Haulover Park and Skyward Kites are delighted to bring back the Annual Kitetoberfest Kite Festival at Haulover Park, Sunday, October 18, 2009, noon to 5 p.m.  Haulover Park is located at 10800 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. 

The free event will feature activities for kite lovers of all ages, including kite-flying competitions, paper kite-building classes, and spontaneous candy drops throughout the event from high-flying kites.  Patrons can bring their own kites or purchase one on site.

The kite festival had been put on hold for a year while renovations and improvements were being completed at Haulover Park and Bill Bird Marina. 

Patrons are encouraged to come out and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites flying in the sky in the beautiful setting of Haulover Park. 

For more information, please call Dan Ward of Skyward Kites at 305-893-0906.

WHO:             Miami-Dade Park and Recreation's Haulover Park and Skyward Kites

WHAT:           Kitetoberfest Kite Festival

WHERE:       Haulover Park
                        10800 Collins Avenue
                        Miami Beach, FL.

WHEN:          Sunday, October 18, 2009, noon to 5 p.m.

Miami-Dade Parks, a three-time National Gold Medal Award (AAPRA and NRPA) winner, Florida Governor's 2009 Sterling Award winner, and an accredited agency, is the third largest park system in the United States, consisting of 258 parks and more than 12,600 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the nation.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises after-school, sports-development and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; Miami MetroZoo and Deering Estate; Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; and more.  The Miami-Dade Parks mission is to create outstanding recreational, natural and cultural experiences to enrich you and to enhance our community for this and future generations.

Who: Miami-Dade Park and Recreation’s Haulover Park and Skyward Kites

What:Kitetoberfest Kite Festival

When: October 18, 2009, 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Where:Haulover Park 10800 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL.


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