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May 10, 2011 > Kids 'n Kites Festival

Kids 'n Kites Festival

By Alissa Gwynn

What flies, but has no wings? A kite, of course! On Saturday, May 14, The City of Fremont Parks and Recreation Department and Dale Hardware will be holding the 11th annual Kids 'n Kites Festival at the Central Park Meadow between Lake Elizabeth & Aqua Adventure Waterpark. With plenty of food, entertainment, and fun in the sun, the Festival is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family.

The first 3,000 children to attend the festival will be given free kites, though there will be plenty of opportunities for more prizes and fun throughout the day (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for everyone. Game and food booths, including kid-favorites cotton candy and snow cones, will be available to entertain and refuel youngsters.

Fremont Parks & Recreation started the Kids 'n Kites Festival to build stronger bonds with the community. Eleven years later, it has grown into the largest one-day festival of its kind in the East Bay, with dozens of sponsors including Dale Hardware, Waterford Dental Group, Foodmaxx, American Swim Academy, Bay Area Jump, AAA, Kaiser Permanente, REI, Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station, and more.

In addition to food and games, various performances are scheduled throughout the day: My Kid's Got Talent show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Junior Dance performances by City of Fremont dancers, at 2 p.m.; and My Kid's Got Talent finale at 2:30 p.m.

As an added bonus, kids are invited to a splash-in at Aqua Adventure Waterpark, located next to the Central Park Meadow. Aqua Adventure's pre-season splash (weather permitting) is available at a discounted admission price of $5 (for non-season pass holders) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for kids to cool off after a day of fun in the sun. Featuring 40-foot waterslides, a 700-foot lazy river, and "little squirt" play area, Aqua Adventure will officially open for business Saturday, May 21.

Kids 'n Kites Festival
Saturday, May 14
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fremont Central Park, Meadow
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 790-5541
www.fremont.gov/KiteFestival
Free event

Aqua Adventure Pre-season Splash
Saturday, May 14
2 p.m. to 5 pm. (weather permitting)
Aqua Adventure Waterpark
Central Park, Fremont
(510) 494-4300
www.GoAquaAdventure.com

Special one-time entrance price $5 per person
(Current season pass holders enter for free)

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