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Sky is the limit for creativity at fourth annual kite event in Kahului

Marco Balcarcel of Haiku flies his sea horse kite with wife Maria and twin children Mikko and Mateo Saturday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Wailuku’s Olivia Busch, 4, flies her hand-decorated kite during Saturday’s Kite Festival presented by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui at Keopuolani Park in Kahului. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Brian Sato’s sailing ship kite flies in Saturday’s bluebird skies. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Ava Busch, 7, poses with her prize-winning kite Saturday. She won for best decorated. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Creativity soared at the fourth annual Kite Festival presented by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui on Saturday at Keopuolani Park in Kahului. Deron Furukawa, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui president, said this year’s event drew the largest crowd and benefited from the strongest winds in its history. Today, weather for Kahului is expected to be sunny, with a high near 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. An east northeast wind of 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph, will keep things breezy.