B&S Kites on South Padre Island, owned by Bill, Susie and John Doan, will host the 2016 SPI Kite Fest Feb. 5, 6 and 7. Events begin with an indoor kite exhibition on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Skilled flyers from all over the U.S will be showing their kiteflying skills with choreographed performances to music. This is a must see part of the SPI Kite Fest.Admission to the indoor exhibition is $6, with advance tickets required. Seating is limited. Tickets are available only at B&S Kites (956) 761-1248. There will be demonstrations of assembling kits and getting them in the air.
On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7, there will be a free outdoor kite exhibition. Kites will be flown on the flats north of the SPI Convention Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair and sit and watch as professional kite flyers put enormous colorful kites in the air. There will be kite stunts, displays and performances during the day. Food concessions will be available.
Guest performers include John Barresi from Team Kitelife in Portland, Oregon; Scott Weider, team Rev. Riders, Warwick, Rhode Island; Team End of the Line, Austin, Texas and Lisa Willoughby, Surf City, New Jersey.
Following the event there will be a banquet and silent auction at Isla Grand Beach Resort at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a Mexican buffet and tickets are $20. Tickets are available from B&S Kites.