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Free Family Day Kite Festival Celebrates Opening of Tyrus Wong Exhibition
Saturday, August 17, 2013

On Saturday, August 17 from 11am to 5pm, The Walt Disney Family Museum and the Presidio Trust will host a FREE Family Kite Day Festival to celebrate the opening of the museum’s special exhibition Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong. On view from August 15, 2013 to February 3, 2014, the exhibition showcases the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong—a celebrated painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and Disney Legend. At age 102, Wong is still a practicing artist today.

What    For the first time, the lawn at the Presidio’s Main Post will host a kite festival on August 17, as an extension of San Francisco’s long-time and much-loved Family Day Kite Day Festival.

Watch spectacular kites flown high above the Presidio—from acrobatic kites of world champions to the hand-made entries of amateurs. Enjoy food, games, and fun for the entire family including contests, kite making, and kite flying demonstrations, an antique ladder-climbing demonstration by the San Francisco Fire Department and much more.

No kite? No problem. Free kites for kids will be available at the Make-a-Kite Pavilion so everyone will have a chance to soar!

When   Saturday, August 17 from 11am to 5pm ● FREE

Where Main Post Lawn, The Presidio of San Francisco

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The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.

10am to 6pm, Wednesdays through Monday; closed on Tuesdays and the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Free for members | General: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $12 youth under 17, free for children 5 and under

104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129