Photo essay: Berkeley Kite Festival proves a visual delight

Photo by Neil Mishalov

The annual Berkeley Kite Festival, one of the largest of its kind, was held again this weekend at Cesar Chavez Park on the bay. The gathering, which was expected to attract more than 35,000 people, included stunt kites, Japanese kite teams, Rokkaku battles, the beautiful Octopi kites, lashings of good food and music, as well as the traditional free candy crop for kids.

Several of Berkeleyside’s favorite photographers were there to capture the magic of the event.

Photo by Neil Mishalov

Photo by jhk&alk
Photo by Pete Rosos
Photo by Pete Rosos
Photo by Pete Rosos
Photo by Pete Rosos
Photo by Patrick Nagel

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