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Event: Great Texas Kite Club Fun Fly

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Added by Dano Wright, 21 Nov 2011

Taking place 03 Dec 2011 (Single Day Event)

Dano Wright


Hello to all you fellow windjunkies, breeze beggars, and silkworm farmers, sewing fanatics, etc, etc, etc. --

. We invite all the Texas kite clubs to Rockport for a winter kite-a-pa-loza-- is that a word?? it is now!!8b84.jpg

This event was moved a couple of years ago because it gives a little more time between events i.e.- GTKCFF and SPI kite fest on February the first, and two it gives the City of Rockport a little extra color in the air for their annual "beginning of the season" celebration. They have asked for kite fliers the last three years for this event which includes street fairs, two parades, musical offerings outdoors, lighting of the big tree in the kite field, and in general a street party downtown.

It also has more for us windjunkies to do to keep entertained after 5 pm when the sun goes down--- lighted boat parade, various drinking establishments, and music and street dancing!!! This occurs on December 3rd, 2011, a Saturday, the City is renting the "Festival Grounds" just for us kite flyers which is the tri-cornered field at the front of the beach facing Hwy 35 -- so we should have lots of room for everyone's favorite kite to be displayed.

As a special treat this year interested bird watchers can join a bunch of kiters on a Whooping Crane bird tour via the Wharf Cat, a tour leaves the Rockport Harbor on Sunday to view these magnificent animals in their natural habitats to the north of us.
More info as to reservations, fees, times etc with be forthcoming.


the Friday nite meet/greet dinner is at China "A" Buffet, party room is reserved and will be decorated, no alcohol is served but if you like a wine or beer bring it !! more info needed call Dano 361-442-4608

Hey all those who did not make this event --- well, try again next year -- this re-posted from the official, non-official facebook page for the Coastal Bend Skypirates kite group---

  • On behalf of all of us here in Coastal Bend, we wish to thank each of the fliers who came and made this a very memorable event this year-- thanks for your accolades, and your participation. What a great time we all had. Thinking of adding a kite making comp event for next year as many of us are now "into" making our own ensembles. Any comments, reactions, suggestions, etc pass them along to us either here or via messages/e-mails. Will see if we can get the artistic community involved in the kite art aspect of it !!! Maybe a Sunday display at the Art Center??

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