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Livingston Kite Festival


Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 7th Annual Knights of Columbus “Time to Fly” Kite Festival and Community Health Fair Sunday April 8. This popular festival will feature a variety of activities for all ages. The Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter will land to kick of the event and the First 500 Kids get a free Kite so get there early. The Kite Festival is presented by Livingston Community Health, Hot 104.7 and Radio Lobo. 98.7 Admission to the kite festival is free. Livingston Community Health will provide free preventative screenings and resources for the community. Come get your free blood glucose and blood pressure checks. Everyone is invited to take part in Kite Building Contest. To enter the contest, participants can enter a kite that they made at home or at festival Kite Building Workshops (no kite kits). The contest consists of two parts: the actual kite itself (how it looks and how well it is made), and the participant’s ability to fly the kite. Participants must be able to fly their kites consecutively in the air for 3 minutes at a height of 100 feet. Kites will be judged on Flight (ability to fly for 3 minutes), Structural Design, Craftsmanship, and Visual Appeal. There will be three competitive age groups 7-14, 15-17, and 18+. Trophies will be awarded for each age groups. The Kite Building Contest is free to enter and takes place from 1:30-3 p.m. All Kites must be registered by 12pm to be entered in contest. Other activities will include GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations, the “Jim Strealy” Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop, a Rubik’s Cube solving contest, the Rotary Club of Livingston Pie Eating Contest, various cultural performances plus Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, plus and safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police, Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff. When the weather is ideal, crowds can exceed up to 4,000 people. For more information, pictures of past years event, vendor application, and Contest rules and entry forms visit our website or call (209) 277-1402. Proceeds benefit local youth sports. Knights of Columbus Contact: Julio Valadez 209-277-1402 Email: Livingston Community Health Contact: Karla Narvaez-Flores 209-394-7913 Ext. 1417 Email: