Redwood Coast Kite Festival Back after nearly three decades

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM)- An event that traditionally draws big crowds is returning to the North Coast this weekend. The Redwood Coast Kite Festival’ is back in Eureka. After nearly three decades of being gone.

The local group known as ‘Humboldt Kiters’ decided to bring the festival home to Eureka this year after it was moved to Oregon in the 1990’s.

The two-day kite festival will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eureka’s Halvorsen Park which will also be hosting an Artisans fair.

“We expect a good number of kite enthusiasts and performers to turn out. We’re going to have various types of flying, single line kites, dual line stunt kites, pair of foils, precision flying kites, as well as giant kites. So we’re going to have a wide variety of kites for people to watch. If you have a kite in the closet that you had there for years, you thought, gosh, it might be fun to take that out and fly with my son or my daughter or boyfriend or girlfriend or family member. Just come on out, bring your kite and we’ll have a fun fly field setup for that,” said Mark Ahrens, with Humboldt Kiters.

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