Kite party draws families


BERKELEY, Calif. — Felipe Gomez attends the kite festival with his daughter every year here, two of the thousands of people who flocked to the Berkeley Marina over two days to take in competitive kite-flying, colorful just-for-fun kites and a food vendors who offered everything from grilled oysters to grilled cheese.

Cecilia Espinoza, who brings her daughter with her as well, took part for the first time after learning about the event on Facebook.
“The big kites are awesome! We have never seen before,” Espinoza said.

Miles Duan, a visitor from China, said, “It was my mother who told us about this festival, and we decided to come here for fun actually.”

Jay Yasgoor, who attended with his girlfriend, said, “It is our first time here. We love those big kites.”

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