35,000 Expected at Berkeley Kite Festival

The Berkeley Kite Festival is marked by a candy drop.

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    Look, up in the air. It's a kite. No -- it's tens of thousands of kites. And candy dropped from the sky!

    The 26th annual Berkeley Kite Festival is expected to draw up to 35,000 attendees on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Oakland Tribune.
    The flying machines take the air between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on both days. Parking is available for $10 a car at the Golden Gate Fields lot, just north of the event site at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.
    The event's high point -- at least for the kiddies -- is the famed candy drop, when the kites drop 400 pounds of free sugary treats over the course of the weekend, the newspaper reported.
    It's like a "giant pinata," the newspaper reported.
    Visit www.berkeleykitefestival.com for more information.