Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival May 18

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Untangle those kites and pump up your bicycle tires because the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival is on May 18.

A scene from the 2015 Franklin Park Kite and Bike Festival.

Ricard Heath

A scene from the 2015 Franklin Park Kite and Bike Festival.

The annual tradition gathers hundreds of people for kite flying, bicycling, picnicking, music, food trucks and more. There will also be bicycle advocates and local nonprofits.

"It’s a great community event! It’s a place where many neighbors come together and enjoy being in the park and enjoy spring. What’s more joyful than flying a kite?" said Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition, to Jamaica Plain News.

The first Kite & Bike Festival was held at Franklin Park in 1969, which became a tradition through the years in Boston. At some point the festival was no longer happening, but the Franklin Park Coalition brought it back in 2010.

The festival is free to attend and people are encouraged to bring their own kites, and kites will also be for sale.

The Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival will be at the Playstead (25 Pierpont Road) on Saturday, May from 11 am to 4 pm, with a rain date the following day from 1 to 5 pm.

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