Above, kite fliers launch two large octopus kites during the Berkeley Kite Festival and West Coast Kite Championships at Cesar E. Chavez Park on July 27. In addition to the giant kites, the 29th annual event featured free kite-making, food, arts and crafts, live music and Taiko drumming. At left, Yohalmo Arbaiza launches a kite into the air on the final day of the festival.


Yohalmo Arbaiza launches a kite into the air during the 29th annual Berkeley Kite Festival and West Coast Kite Championships at Cesar E. Chavez Park in
Yohalmo Arbaiza launches a kite into the air during the 29th annual Berkeley Kite Festival and West Coast Kite Championships at Cesar E. Chavez Park in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday, July 27, 2014. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)


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