By Selena Alvarado
The wind in Santa Maria provided perfect weather for kite fliers.
The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum hosted their Free Family Kite Festival Sunday afternoon. Kites filled the sky at Rotary Centennial Park. There were professional kite-flying demonstrations, contests, food, vendors, and music.
The Discover Museum and Santa Maria Public Airport put on the event for the eighth year.
“It is more windy,” said Mason Dewitt, a participant.
“This year is very windy. Last year we couldn’t even fly the kites so this year is nice,” said Allison Dewitt, a participant. “To see how high we can get the kites. It’s nice to do an outside family activity.”
There was also a competition where kites and science collided. Kids races while having a parachute-type kite strapped to them. It showed how energy and inertia work.