Popular event draws thousands each year

Tim Hird and son Benji Hird, 8, of Lafayette, launch a pirate ship-themed kite Sunday at the San Ramon Art & Wind Fesitival in San Ramon. An East Bay favorite, the festival reportedly draws 40,000 to 60,000 revelers each year over two days with a colorful and eye-catching array of professional kite-flying events, kite-making workshops and entertainment. At left, Shawna Protze, of West Coast Falconry, displays a peregrine falcon, and a booth of colorful hats atttracts customers.

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A booth of colorful hats atttracts customers at the the San Ramon Art & Wind Fesitival on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in San Ramon, Calif.  (Jim Stevens/Bay Area
A booth of colorful hats atttracts customers at the the San Ramon Art & Wind Fesitival on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in San Ramon, Calif. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group)


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Shawna Protze of West Coast Falconry & Birds of Prey Show displays a perigrine falcon at the San Ramon Art & Wind Fesitival on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in San
Shawna Protze of West Coast Falconry & Birds of Prey Show displays a perigrine falcon at the San Ramon Art & Wind Fesitival on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in San Ramon, Calif. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group)