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May 16, 2017 > Kite Festival soaring into town

Kite Festival soaring into town

By Victor Carvellas

The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division is holding its annual Kids n Kites Festival on Saturday, May 20. Located in Central Park, next to Aqua Adventure Waterpark, the festival includes free kites to the first 4,000 children in attendance.

Kids n Kites has been an annual Fremont event for nearly two decades, ever since Recreation Superintendent Ginny Duffy had the idea to recreate a popular Fremont event dating to the 1980s. Event attendance has grown from about 1,000 visitors back in 2000 to last yearÕs estimated 13,000.

The Kids and Kites Festival, says Assistant Recreation Supervisor Anisha Mistry, is a great opportunity to spend time with the family. Theres always good food, and in addition to the retail and community service participants, the City of Fremont will host several booths where visitors can find out about the Citys many exciting summer activities. Also, representatives from Fremonts Vision Zero/2020 program will be on hand to talk about traffic safety.

Loads of great live entertainment is scheduled for the main stage, including a performance by members of Fremont Recreation ServiceÕs dance department.

Anyone who wants to get an early start on summer can walk next door to Aqua Adventure Water Parks Pre-season Splash. Weather permitting, the park will open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A special admission fee of only $6 include use of 40-foot waterslides, a 700-foot lazy river, and a little squirt play area. Season passes will be on sale, and the retail shop will be open. The Waterpark officially opens for business on Saturday, May 27, but the sneak peek allows visitors to enjoy it early!

Kids ÔnÕ Kites
Saturday, May 20
10 a.m. Ð 3 p.m.
Central Park
Meadow between Lake Elizabeth and Aqua Adventure
(510) 494-4300

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