Annual Kite Day event planned June 6, 2014 

High fliers of many colors will soar above Pacheco Pass in a few weeks when dozens are expected for the 13th annual Family Kite Day.

The event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 21 in a big windy field at Pacheco State Park.

There will also be many activities for the family, including a table to make free kites, free face painting, pie-eating and bubble gum blowing contests, and arts and crafts.

Families are encouraged to bring their kites, along with a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and lawn chairs. A hot dog vendor will make an appearance, but organizers encourage bringing along a picnic lunch.

Park staff recommends dressing in layers due to the unpredictable nature of the weather.

Visitors who pay the $10 park day-use fee can swim at San Luis Reservoir on the O’Neill Forebay.

To request a sign language interpreter or other services, contact Betty Wong at (209) 826-6283.

Pacheco State Park is located 25 miles east of Gilroy and 22 miles west of Los Banos at the top of historic Pacheco Pass. The address of the event is at 38787 Dinosaur Point Road, Hollister.

Reporter Marina Gaytan can be reached at (209) 826-3831 ext. 6562 or

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