16th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

16th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival

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People in Salem flew kites of all shapes and sizes at the Blue Ridge Kite Festival today.

This is the 16th year the festival has been put on by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber.

The first 1,000 children received free kites and t-shirts.

“We have been having a fabulous day.  The wind is in our favor, the skies are lovely, and everybody has been having a fabulous time,” said Wendi Schultz, the Roanoke County Tourism and Event Coordinator

Today, around 10,000 people attended the event throughout the day.

The event is held on every 3rd Saturday in April. 

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