June 3 @ 3:00 am – 8:00 am
Kites – Food – Drink – Entertainment – Raffle – Fun
The kite festival honors the 148th anniversary of the first Japanese colony in America who arrived at Gold Hill on June 8, 1869. American River Conservancy honors these early pioneers with a kite festival. Our kite festival includes entertainment, food and beer for purchase, a few booths, and a raffle. Bring your single-line kite, buy a new kite, or make your own kite to fly. Picnics are welcome, and bring along a chair. Proceeds will be used to the care for the historic Keyaki tree planted by the Wakamatsu colonists. $10 per car, additional for passenger vans and buses.
Performers & vendors include: Koyasan Taiko, Kohaku, Sarpika Tribal Dance, Butchers Kitchen, Julz Ice Cream, Old City Kites, Global Goods LLC., Good Earth Movement, Apple Cheeks Face Painting, origami, and more!