High as a Kite
Few things in life are as satisfying as twisting a couple of sticks and a strip of fabric into a flying object. The thrill of sprinting like a goon while a trusty sidekick matches your pace from the other end of a string is unmatched - but the trick is finding enough open space to take flight. The most reliable place in Southern California to find strong winds and a suitable runway is by the ocean, so it makes sense that Redondo Beach is hosting its 40th annual Festival of the Kite today. Take part in the launching of a 25-foot kite, try to win the award for "highest flying kite" or just find a little space to get airborne. Either way, remember: Tangling lines can be a great way to meet people. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach; Sun., March 9, noon-5 p.m.; free. redondopier.com/events.
Sun., March 9, 12-5 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 03/09/14)
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