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Pacheco State Park Family Kite Day

Flying Cow Kite at Pacheco State Park's Kite Day

Pacheco State Park Family Kite Day is held in June of each year. Watch the sky dance with clever and imaginative kites, an afternoon of fun is in the air.

Our biggest supporter of Kite Day has been Old City Kites from Old Town Sacramento.  They have attended every single Pacheco State Park's Family Kite Day,and they offer a Make Your Own Kite Free table. 

Plus, there are many other interesting tables to check out, including nature tables like the State Parks Welcome Table (with brochures etc.), the Central Valley Bird Club table, Fish and Game, etc. as well as a ‘Fun with Sun and Wind’ table.  There is a Kite Day D.J. who plays upbeat rock songs.  Families are encouraged to bring a kite, layered clothing, hats and/or sunscreen, drinking water, lawn chairs, and a picnic lunch.
Kite Day is an inexpensive, fun day for the entire family.  Admission and contests are all free—the only fee is the $5 State Park Day Use Fee per vehicle.  In fact, after enjoying Kite Day, families are encouraged to continue their State Park Day Use fun by visiting the nearby O’Neill Forebay to swim (using the Day Pass they already paid for).

To request a sign language interpreter or other auxiliary aids or services for people with disabilities, contact Jennifer Morgan at (209) 826-1197 at least one week in advance.  For more information, please see:, and choose Pacheco State Park.

To reach Pacheco State Park, take Highway 152.  The park is located 25 miles east of Gilroy and 22 miles west of Los Banos, at the top of historic Pacheco Pass.  Turn south off of Highway 152 at the “Dinosaur Point” exit, and then turn right, going through the Park gate, following the kites down the dirt road into Pacheco State Park.  (The physical address is 38787 Dinosaur Point Road,  Hollister, 95023.)