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Livingston - 8th Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival


The Knights of Columbus is proud to host the 8th Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival Sunday April 7, 2019.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter will land to kick of the event and the First 500 Kids get a free Kite! The Kite Festival is presented by First Five Merced County, Hot 104.7 and Radio Lobo. 98.7 Admission to the kite festival is FREE.

Kids ages 0 – 99 will enjoy a visual feast and variety of activities that include GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations, Kite Building Workshops, Kite Building Contest, the “Jim Strealy” Memorial Sugar-Free Kite Candy Drop, a Rubik’s Cube solving contest, the Rotary Club of Livingston Pie Eating Contest, various cultural performances, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths.

The Livingston Police, Livingston Volunteer Fire, Merced CHP, Merced County Sheriff and PG&E will provide safety demonstrations and tips. Livingston Community Health will provide a free preventative screenings and resources for the community so come get your FREE blood glucose and blood pressure checks.

When the weather is ideal, crowds can exceed up to 4,000 people.

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 1:30-3:00pm. All Kites must be registered by 12pm to be entered in contest.

For more information, pictures of past years event, vendor application, and Contest rules and entry forms visit our website

call (209) 277-1402.

Proceeds benefit local youth activities.

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Earlier Event: April 6
Downtown Merced Art Hop