Marina International Festival of the Winds 

2011 Schedule of Events 

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Glorya Jean Tate Park

Marina Skate Park

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Only

Saturday Only

Saturday only - There will be a Skate Competition beginning at 11 am at Marina Skate Park as part of the Festival again this year.  This event will be a fundraiser for the Marina Skate Team for funds to attend the U.S. National Championships, to be held August 1, 2011 in San Diego, and will represent the State of California as the Junior Olympic Gold Medal State Champions. The team qualified for Nationals and is currently rated first in the State in the Nor Cal California Amateur Skate League and  the California Amateur Skate League National Skate Federation.  Activities at the Skate Park will benefit the team.  Donations are welcome and accepted.  Sponsored by the City of Marina and On the Beach Surf Shop.

8-10 am Marina Volunteer Firefighters Assn. Pancake Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 am


Opening Ceremonies - Marina High School presents the flags for the Parade of Nations followed by a student talent showcase featuring local cultural and school groups as part of the Diversity Day Cultural Celebration
12 noon - 12:30 pm Los Arboles Middle School Drama Production

           Freeman Field, 1st Street and General Jim Moore Blvd adjacent to CSUMB

Saturday only - The City of Marina Recreation & Cultural Services Department, in partnership with Big Sur International Marathon Just Run, brings to you Just Run! Just Kids -Check-In at 8:30 a.m. / Races start at 9:00 a.m. This running event is open to all area boys and girls ages 5 thru 12 years of age.  Every participant will receive a tee-shirt and a souvenir medal.  Individual awards will be given out to the top three in each race!  Also during the races, the Los Arboles Middle School “Falcon Run” Relay Championship. 

1-5:30 pm 8 Second Ride
Pre-registrations can be made by mail/person at the City of Marina Recreation & Cultural Services Department (211 Hillcrest Ave., Marina Ca 93933).  Pre-registration must be in by Thursday, May 5, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.  Registrations will also be taken on the day of event. For more information please contact the City of Marina Sports Desk by calling (831) 884-1254.

Special Activities at the Make 'n Take Children's Tent on Saturday

1-3pm Kite Making Workshop
3 pm  

Kite Competition

All Day Marina Youth Sports Sign-ups

Marina State Beach

No Events Saturday or Sunday due to beach erosion


Sunday Only

11 am - 12 pm Shinsho Mugen Taiko - Japanese Drums
1 pm - 5 pm

John Broadway Tucker - Blues

    Free Activities and Demonstrations

Giant Inflatable Air Park: In 2010: Giant Tiger, Iron Man, Tiki, and Hot Air Balloon Bounce House

◊ Children's Educational Activities: Kite Making Workshops, Kite Competition, Hands-on Wind-related Crafts, including Wind Chimes with Marina Youth Arts, the My Museum Wheelie Mobilee (Saturday only), and Wind-related Science projects with the National Weather Service. 

◊ Professional Kite Demonstrations featuring Dan Whitney, Brian Champie and David Sabilino. Both Saturday and Sunday!