Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Under the watchful eye of a friendly owl, a boy sprinted across a field during The Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park. The annual event has grown year by year. On Sunday, locals and visitors enjoyed family time. Check out the Dorchester Banner’s Facebook page for more photos of the festival.

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan
Under the watchful eye of a friendly owl, a boy sprinted across a field during The Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park. The annual event has grown year by year. On Sunday, locals and visitors enjoyed family time. Check out the Dorchester Banner’s Facebook page for more photos of the festival.

The Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park was held on Sunday, and attracted an enthusiastic crowd of locals and visitors who enjoyed the sunny, breezy day.

The annual event has grown year by year, and now includes not only flying kites, but also rides and vendors’ tents. Children and adults also greeted two penguins on display by staff from the Baltimore Zoo.

While some folks brought their own small kites, others arrived with large, complex examples. Some were shaped like animals or cartoon characters.

The largest ones were more like balloons – they filled with wind, but required the help of smaller, more traditional kites tethered above that hauled them skyward.

Check out the Dorchester Banner’s Facebook page for more photos of the festival.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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