Letting Mother Nature Lead at the Annual Wind Festival
Clear blue skies and westerly winds made a perfect environment for the 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival Saturday.
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Wind Festival Beckons One and All
The Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival dates back to 1967 but one could say it started long before that, when the first kite soared into the skies and the first kid held tightly to a string.
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A September Wind, Came Blowing In
Wind Fest is here again and blows into Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Ocean Park.
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Flying High at the Wind Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival is here and it is calling your name to Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Sept. 8.

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Martha's Vineyard Wind Festival Arrives
The annual Wind Festival, held this year on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocean Park.
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Kites Take Flight at Wind Festival
The first wind festival took place in 1967. There were numerous prizes including best kite, highest kite and longest flying kite.
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Wind Festival Sets Sail
This year’s Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival was full of surprises. The morning was full of promise The weather was reported to be dry and breezy along the coast. The tent was set up for kite building. Kids arrived to build kites and although it was really breezy, our volunteers had a good time working along with the kids to get the kites aloft.
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Oak Bluffs Wind Festival Takes Flight
Ivy Ashe
Holly Alaimo, director of the annual Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival, found an abandoned kite in the road earlier this year. The kite was shaped like an eagle, but the bird was flightless— cars were running right over it, she recalled. Ms. Alaimo took the kite and fixed it up, bringing it to the Wind Festival on Saturday.
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Wind Festival Returns to Oak Bluffs

The annual Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival is blowing into Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, October 12. Wind power will set kites to flying, frisbees to sailing and boats to floating as folks gather at the park. A free kite-making session for children is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with flying competitions beginning at noon.

Teens can compete from 1 to 2 p.m. and the adult competition is from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be frisbee games throughout the afternoon and model sailboat races for children are planned.

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Go Fly a Kite at the Wind Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, but no need to wait to get in the kite-flying mood. The poster for the event was created by Traeger di Pietro and is available now for $20. Sales of the poster benefit the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research. Posters are available at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury, Craftworks in Oak Bluffs, the Island Art Gallery in Vineyard Haven or by contacting Holly Alaimo at 508-693-5444.

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