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Kite Festival to be held on October 21 at Candlestick Point, a Historic State Park in Bayview

California State Parks, Parks California, and SF Parks Alliance will host a kite festival called “Kite the Bay.” This free community event will be held at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, a historic 252-acre urban state park, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.

People of all ages are invited to bring kites or will be welcome to borrow kites that will be provided by California State Parks, Parks California, and SF Parks Alliance. The kite festival will also feature live music, food, face painting, and inspiration stations from local community organizations. This family-friendly event is part of a community-centered approach to strengthening relationships between the park and the surrounding neighborhood.

Event details:

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023

Noon – 4 p.m.

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

500 Hunters Point Expressway

San Francisco, CA 94124


  • Panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Hills, and San Bruno Mountain
  • Event activities: live music, food, and face painting
  • Park goers enjoying a variety of recreational opportunities including windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, picnicking, biking, and bird watching – weather dependent.

This is a free community event. More information can be found here:

About California State Parks

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, popularly known as California State Parks, and the programs supported by its Office of Historic Preservation and divisions of Boating and Waterways and Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Learn more at

About Parks California

California is home to the highest quality park system in the world. There are 280 State Park units, ranging from urban parks in the heart of our cities, to beaches along our iconic coast, to historic parks celebrating the ingenuity of humanity, to redwood groves and desert expanses. Parks California is based on a new model for public, private, and nonprofit partnership, with our strength realized through statewide collaboration working together to solve complex problems more efficiently and effectively to create long term solutions. As California State Parks’ statutory partner, we have a simple mission — to help strengthen parks and inspire all to experience these extraordinary places. For more information, visit

About SF Parks Alliance

SF Parks Alliance is San Francisco’s only citywide parks nonprofit. For over 50 years, we’ve been partnering closely with communities and public agencies to create, sustain, and advocate for parks and public spaces across the city. We believe that everyone deserves access to safe and welcoming community spaces, regardless of where they live in San Francisco.


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