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Soar into the Skies at the Avalon Kite Festival

Mark your calendars for a day of high-flying fun as the city of Avalon presents the much-anticipated Kite Festival on April 13. Hosted at Joe Machado Field, this family-friendly event promises a spectacular showcase of colorful kites soaring against the backdrop of Avalon’s picturesque landscape.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees can indulge in the timeless joy of kite flying or simply bask in the sunshine and enjoy a leisurely picnic. Virgie’s Snack Bar will be open, serving up delights to satisfy every appetite.

Kites are available for purchase at the Community Services Department for those looking to take their kite-flying experience to new heights. Whether you’re a kite enthusiast or a novice flyer, the Avalon Kite Festival promises an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure and camaraderie.

Best of all, admission is free, making it the perfect opportunity for families, friends and kite lovers of all ages to come together and celebrate the simple joys of flight and community.

 

Catalina Museum for Art & History Announces Inaugural Tamale Festival

Get ready to indulge in a fiesta of flavors as the Catalina Museum for Art & History proudly presents the inaugural Tamale Festival on April 27. This free event promises to celebrate culture, cuisine and community, bringing tamale fans from near and far to savor the rich and savory tradition of homemade tamales.

The festival will feature an array of tantalizing tamales crafted by local vendors, offering attendees the chance to sample an assortment of traditional and innovative flavors. From classic recipes passed down through generations to creative twists on this beloved Mexican dish, there will be something to satisfy every palate.

From 3-6 p.m. the Tamale Festival also will showcase live music, dancing and engaging demonstrations highlighting the artistry and craftsmanship behind the tamale-making process. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a tasting to crown the Best Tamale of the festival, adding an element of friendly competition to the festivities. A special performance by Ballet Folklorico Quetzal will follow at 6 p.m. with a group dance lesson for all ages.

For more information, please visit https://www.catalinamuseum.org/calendar/event/3779290.

 

 

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