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Kite Fest colors sky above Berens Park: 6 photos

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 8:54 a.m. CST
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Christiffer Davis, 7, of Elmhurst watches his kite lift off during Kite Fest on Sunday, August 10. The event was held at Berens Park and sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District. Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media
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Tom Saenz of Elmhurst, and his son Kris, 7, build their own kites, at Kite Fest in Berens Park on Sunday, August 10. Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media
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Elmhurst resident Alisa Monteleone and son Joey, 4, launch a kite during Kite Fest on Sunday, August 10. The event was held at Berens Park and sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District. Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media
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Elmmhurst resident Steve Givens and his daughter Mia, 3, launch a kite during Kite Fest on Sunday, August 10. The event was held at Berens Park and sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District. Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media
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Christiffer Davis, 7, of Elmhurst watches his kite lift off during Kite Fest on Sunday, August 10. The event was held at Berens Park and sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District. Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media
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Three giant kites soar over Berens Park during the Elmhurst Park District sponsored Kite Fest on Sunday, August 10. Steve Bittinger for Shaw Media

ELMHURST – The sky above Berens Park in Elmhurst was full of color Aug. 10 as kites of all shapes flew overhead.

More than 1,000 people flocked to the park for the Elmhurst Park District's first Kite Fest.

With assistance from Chicago Kite's professional stunt flyers, kids were able to create and fly their own kites during the breezy afternoon.

The professionals showed off some stunts and tricks for families, some of which even brought picnics to enjoy during the free event.

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