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High-flying weekend

Conner Doran, a nationally-renowned kite flyer, struts on the floor while making his indoor kite dance in the windless Brookings-Harbor High School gym during a demonstration Friday night.

Colorful kites will be soaring, diving, careening, twirling, spinning and carving through the skies this weekend at the 22nd annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival at the Port of Brookings Harbor Kite Field.

The invitational event will feature professional kite flyers and teams from throughout the world navigating single and multiple-stringed kites. 

A children’s workshop will be held adjacent to the kite-flying field and provide supplies for kids wanting to create an aerial masterpiece of their own. Additionally, food and craft vendors will be on site.

An auction banquet in Smith River tonight will feature kite-related items alongside gifts and services donated from the community. Tickets are $25 per person or two for $45 and are available Saturday at the Kite Festival Headquarters tent.  


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