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Local kite enthusiasts and folks who like to look at pretty things in the sky took to Halvorsen Park in Eureka on this sunny Saturday afternoon for the return of the Redwood Coast Kite Festival. The festival is a collaboration between local artisans, the Ink People Center for the Arts and Humboldt Kiters.

“Kiting and kite creation is an art form, filling the skies with color and shapes and employing skills of science, technology, art and mathematics,” Humboldt Kiters wrote on the group’s website. “It encourages creativity in all ages and skill levels. Since the Spring of 2019, a small and growing group of kiters have been flying from Halverson Park in Eureka and all above Humboldt County. Throughout the week, if the weather is windy enough, we’re flying kites, lifting spirits and having fun!”

Don’t have a kite? You’re in luck! There is also an artisan fair happening at the festival where you can purchase your very own kite.

If you couldn’t make it out today, don’t fret: Kiters will be back on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the meantime, here are a few photos to tide you over.