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April Kite Festival


APRIL 1, 2017 | 12:00p–6:00p

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, …"  Anais Nin

...and a new way to play at Carmel Valley Ranch!

Celebrate the start of spring with a fun-filled day for the young and the young at heart.  Our very first Kite Festival will take place on the verdant Pete Dye Golf Course Driving Range and will feature the Berkeley Kite Wranglers, a dynamic kite performance team that will bring unique, custom-designed kites ranging from 80 to 200 feet long to wow the crowds with exciting, high-flying demonstrations.   The afternoon promises to be a wondrously vibrant spectacle that you’ll have to see to believe. And once you see it, you will never forget it. 

Be one of the first 200 guests, and you will receive a complimentary kite-building kit from Carmel Valley Ranch.  Don’t miss out—come early to claim yours!

The Kite Festival is a complimentary celebration; there is no admittance fee. Food, beverages, and retail items will be available for purchase. Please no outside food or beverages, NO COOLERS.


12:00p: Doors open; welcome performance by Berkeley Kite Wranglers, with live stunts, demonstrations and high-flying kites continuing throughout the day. 

12:30p: Build your own kite at our kite station, and start flying! Complimentary kite kits for the first 200 guests. (While supplies last.) 

2:00p-6:00p: Live music, starting with opening musical act Higher Ground.

12:00p-6:00p: Available for purchase: Gourmet BBQ and signature beverages by our award winning Executive Chef, Tim Wood.

3:00p: The Painted Sculpture for CASA: A "First Cup" pouring ceremony with Carmel Valley dignitaries kicks off this interactive fundraising activity! Participants are invited to pour cups of paint over a large wooden structure, creating ribbons of flowing colors. The sculpture will be up for Silent Auction during the event and the proceeds from the auction and the pouring activity will benefit CASA of Monterey County!

4:00p: Kite Flying Competition, officiated by the experts of the Berkeley Kite Wranglers!

4:30p: Golf Putting Faceoff at the Putting Green. (Please register no later than 4:00p.)

5:00p: Awards and Sponsors Ceremony

6:00p: Wrap-up. See you next year!

For more information please contact the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or [email protected]

Dogs are not permitted at this event, due to proximity to the Golf Course. Thank you for understanding.