Knights of Columbus 8th Annual “Time to Fly” Kite Festival & Livingston Community Health “Community Health Fair”
SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 8th Annual Knights of Columbus “Time to Fly” Kite Festival and Community Health Fair Sunday April 7, 2019. This popular festival will feature a variety of activities for kids of all ages from 0 – 99+! The Merced County Sheriff’s Huey Helicopter will land to kick of the event and the First 500 Kids get a free Kite so get there early. The Kite Festival is presented by Livingston Community Health, Hot 104.7 and Radio Lobo. 98.7 Admission to the kite festival is FREE.
HEALTH FAIR: Livingston Community Health free preventative screenings and resources for the community. Come get your FREE blood glucose and blood pressure.
KITE ACTIVITIES: GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations by the Macias Brothers and others, Kite-making workshops for all ages, Kite Building Contests, and “The Jim Strealy Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop.” Presented by Winton Ireland Strom and Green Insurance Agency. (This is an event where a giant Kite is flown and candy is dropped from it).
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.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Other activities will include GIANT Kite Flying Demonstrations, the “Jim Strealy” Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop, a Rubik’s Cube solving contest, the Rotary Club of Livingston Pie Eating Contest, various cultural performances plus Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Kite, and informational Vendor booths, plus and safety demonstrations from PG&E, Livingston Police, Fire, CHP, and Merced County Sheriff. When the weather is ideal, crowds can exceed up to 4,000 people.
Rubik’s Cube Solving Contest! Presented by Knights of Columbus 2384 Merced, CA.
ENTERTAINMENT (CULTURAL PERFORMANCES): South Pacific/Hawaiian Dance, Philippine Dance, Punjabi Dance, Kids and Adults Folkloric Dance, Aztec Dance, and Los Viejitos Dance Groups. We will also have the Livingston High School Band, Kids Ballet Groups, Kids Karate/Kickboxing Demonstrations, and many more.
The Merced County Sheriff will be present at Livingston’s 5th Annual Kite Festival showcasing its arsenal of crime-fighting tools including their Robertson R44 Raven II helicopter and 1973 UH-1H Vietnam-era Huey Helicopter, Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Armored Vehicle, “Bearcat,” and The Sheriff’s Water Rescue Boat. Come meet and thank some of the dedicated officers including the pilots and SWAT and Dive Operators.
CANDY DROP: “The Jim Strealy Memorial Sugar-Free Candy Drop.” Presented by Fluetsch and Busby Insurance Agency.
PIE EATING CONTEST: Livingston Rotary Club Pie Eating Contest
We expect a crowd of over 4,000. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions and win a variety of wonderful prizes. Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry! The first 500 kids get a free Kite and we will have kite-making workshops for children to build their own kites.
There will be plenty of space for free flying kite lovers or those who prefer to stroll around and just enjoy the magnificent view and entertainment. DELICIOUS FOOD WILL BE SERVED BY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.
Vendor Spaces Available SEE VENDOR TAB
Contact: Julio Valadez 209-277-1402