One of the largest kite festivals in New Mexico will take flight once again in White Rock this weekend, with a string of family friendly activities to keep everyone happy.
The 19th annual Kite Festival begins at 6 p.m. today, with live music by Eric McFadden Band, the first in a series of summer concerts presented by Gordon’s Summer Concerts series, as well as a nighttime kite flying demonstration and glow.
On Saturday and Sunday, children will be able to tap into their creativity with kite building workshops from noon to 2 p.m., where they can color and design kites, attach line and watch them fly.
The festival also attracts adult kite enthusiasts from across the Southwest when intricately shaped and hand made kites add color to the skies.
Along with stunt kite flying, the event includes food, crafts, hands on activities and kites for sale. A “kite hospital” will even be available, staffed with kite medics to mend the inevitable broken and injured kites using sticks, duct tape, and ingenuity.
The Kite Festival takes place at Overlook Park in White Rock, just eight miles southwest of Los Alamos. Festival hours are from 7–10 p.m. today and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday