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Kite event soars again in Algoma

After last year’s cancellation, you can again enjoy the Soar on the Shore: Beach and Kite Festival on Crescent Beach in Algoma on Saturday, August 21st. This year’s festival will consist of a variety of activities for families to partake in. Friends of Crescent Beach Event Coordinator Sara Krouse says that although last year’s festival was canceled, there has been a positive response to the festival returning.



The highlight again this year is the Wisconsin Kiters club showcasing their stunt kites and their giant display kites. The club will also have a candy blasting/dropping for kids and hard to answer kite trivia to give onlookers tips and information about kiting. If you have your kite, there will also be a place for you to fly it alongside the kites from the Kiters club. Fun activities from previous years will return, such as balloon twisting, Kayak demos, and rock painting. Joining the festival this year will be kite sun catcher kits for kids to make. This year the Friends of Crescent Beach will be adding a tribute to Kurt Colburn, a longtime DJ for the event who recently passed. Krouse adds that Colburn was a big part of the festival and will be missed this year.



The Wisconsin Kiters Club will also perform a ghost kite flight in his honor. More information on activities, food vendors, and event details can be found at the Friends of Crescent Beach website. All are welcome to join Algoma for a day of fun.

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