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Get Ready for Kite Festival 2018!

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It’s our favorite time of year again at Mountain House! Our annual Kite Festival is returning to Central Park this Saturday, June 2nd and we’re so excited! 😃

If this is your first time attending the Kite Festival, here’s what you can expect:

Kite Flying

Mountain House is a prime location for successful kite flying (we’re pretty proud of it 😉), which means us residents get to enjoy this amazing event every year. Whether they’re small, big, or ginormous, kites of every size are welcome at the festival. Not only are they fun to fly, they’re also fun to watch! 👀

Local Food Trucks

It wouldn’t be a party without some great food. Take a break from kite flying and get some grub from one of our fabulous local food trucks! Central Park is a great place to picnic, so make sure to bring some blankets and chairs to set up a cozy spot on the grass. 🍔

Local Vendors

Don’t forget to do a little shopping and see what some of the local vendors have for sale! Kite-flyers are encouraged to peruse the different booths and purchase some cool treasures and trinkets. 👒

Here’s who’s going to be there:

Art of Living

Manges Indian Cuisine

Go Falafel Greek Food Truck

Samz Designs

Xfinity

Snowie NorCal

Little Beez Italian Ice

Madd Lid's

Calvary Chapel Tracy

Bubble Mania

Mathnasium

Entertainment

There will also be some fantastic entertainment at the event! Grab your partner and do-si-do to the groovy tunes of Jim Ashley and Kickin’ Dust, or rock out while you fly your kite. Either way, it’s sure to be a good time! 🎉

Watch this! 👇

Whether you have a kite or not, EVERYONE is allowed to join in on the fun...but just in case you’re feeling crafty, we found some DIY kites to build with your kids. 👍

For The Littles

Just because they’re small, it doesn’t mean they can’t fly kites, too! This super-simple craft is the perfect size for the youngest member of the family and will take just a few minutes to complete. Supplies needed:

  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Tape
  • Popsicle stick
  • Markers
  • Hole puncher
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • Full tutorial HERE

For The Big Kids

Check out this awesome  DIY newspaper kite for your cool little guy/girl! Supplies needed:

  • One sheet of newspaper
  • Kite string
  • Thin strips of an old sheet or scrap fabric
  • Two thin sticks of bamboo
  • Clear packing tape or Scotch tape
  • Elmer’s glue or craft glue
  • Full tutorial HERE

For The Teens

This box kite is an awesome project for your teens! Have them take a break from texting and get busy with the the glue gun for this more advanced (but super doable!) craft. They’ll feel so accomplished when it soars into the sky! Supplies needed:

  • Four 3/8-by-48-inch wood dowels
  • Dental floss
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Lightweight vinyl fabric or plastic tablecloth
  • Bendy straws
  • Shop scissors
  • Pencil
  • Kite line
  • Measuring tape
  • Straight edge
  • Crepe paper streamers
  • Full tutorial HERE

We look forward to seeing your beautiful kites at the festival this year! 👋