Sun, sand, and kite flying

A fundraising kite festival will be held on Easter Monday in support of local charity Acts of Random Kindness. 

The Kitefest at Kaibo Beach Bar and Grill in North Side offers a day of competitive kite flying to raise money for ARK.  

“People can look forward to the wonderful kite competition itself, which is such a joy to watch, all the children running and laughing and the beautiful kites in the blue sky,” said Tara Nielsen, ARK co-founder. “There will be paddle boarding, kayaking, and, of course, all the great food and drink from Kaibo.” 

Adults and children can enter the competition for $5 and compete for best kite, most beautiful kite, smallest kite and biggest kite. Prizes range from an iPhone 5S, a gift basket of organic beauty products from Island Naturals, to a $50 gift certificate from Rock Gorgeous salon. 

There will also be a bouncy castle for kids and live music by local band Bona Fide. 

“Don’t forget to order a “dark and stormy” [cocktail] or ginger ale and rum off the menu, with thanks to Kaibo, all the proceeds go to ARK’s Feed Cayman program,” said Ms. Nielsen. 

“ARK provides food for the hungry, unemployed and alone, keeping children fed at home, ready for learning and a healthy life, relieving the burden from the already struggling mothers,” said Ms. Nielsen.  

ARK spends approximately $30,000 annually to provide for the hungry and struggling. 

Kitefest is free and open to the public. A free boat ride will depart from Camana Bay at noon, and will leave Kaibo at 4:30 p.m.  


10-year-old Olivia Barnett enjoyed flying her kite last year.

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