Colourful Kites Decorate the Sky over Kaivopuisto in the Afternoon

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On Saturday afternoon, colourful kites will decorate the sky over Kaivopuisto park in Helsinki, in a new urban event.

You can create your own kite on the spot or bring a kite from home and join other kiters at the park. In addition, there are two kite flying displays directed by Chinese Zhiping Liu, a kite flyer associated with the Weifang International Kite Festival Committee.

The festival is a great opportunity for a picnic, too, so bringing of a picnic basket and a blanket are encouraged.

The kite workshops on the festival day are free of charge and open to anyone interested.

Kite Festival at Kaivopuisto, Helsinki from 12-17. Kite shows at 13 and 15. The event is part of the Helsinki Festival.