Kite Runners

Haulover Beach always brings out exhibitionists and voyeurs, but this Sunday, crowds of gawkers will flock to the other side of Collins Avenue to watch appendages of a different kind. We’re talking about the 18th annual Kite Day Kite Festival at Haulover Beach. Instead of flying their freak flags, enthusiasts will fly hundreds of kites along Intercoastal Waterway at one of the area’s windiest spots. And this year, they’ll have even more room to spread their wings as the festival expands to the adjacent site of a former golf course. Organizers say there will be about three times as much space to fly kites. Expect to see kites of all kinds and sizes — from 30-foot flying scuba men to 100-foot flying squids to 300-foot parafoils — if you don’t have your own, you can sign up for a paper-kite building class. There will also be expert demonstrations and kite competitions (highest-flying, most unusual, best homemade, biggest, and longest tail). To top it off, food trucks will be on site.
Sun., Feb. 20, noon, 2011
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