Giant Kite Festival in Berlin

Hello my Beauties,

it happened again! This past weekend there was a big town & country festival in Berlin. It took place, like many other big open air events these days, on the former Tempelhof city airport, which had a leading role in the Cold War and was shut down in 2008.
tempelhof airportLast year the city of Berlin decided to hold a big kite “summer-ending” event, which seemingly attracted over 40,000 visitors. Probably those numbers were crucial for the follow-up this year.
There was a big stage show with different musical acts, numerous of gigantic dragons, bouncy castles for the little ones and a lot of food stations.
What stuck out the most, when i arrived there, was besides the beautiful sundown,  the fact that there was classical opera music playing over the whole field. And it was live! Have you ever experienced a festival of this format, where there performed opera music for the big crowd?! How extraordinary!
sundownFrom afar it definitely looked like a town full of aliens, with flying saucers and weird-looking buildings.
festival
But coming closer revealed what kind of beautiful aliens were flying around there. A big colorful butterfly, Mr.Gingerbread Man, as well as a Smurfette and a heart.
butterflygiant kiteAfter walking over the big field, i got a little hungry and decided to check out the food offer.
kite festivalThere was a big variety to pick from. 1 meter sausages and fries, risolle, crepe, chinese, pizza, beer and cocktails and a lot of sweets.
festival foodThe pizza booth looked the best and it had the longest line. That was definitely a good sign for the freshness & taste.
Besides i’ve noticed there were guys preparing the dough fresh and all the toppings looked pretty delicious. So a long line and 4 euro later i got myself a mushroom and cheese slice.
pizza boothIt was time to sit down, enjoy my pizza, the music – by now they switched from Opera to Queen and “We are the champions” was playing. That’s when the fireworks started. So unexpected and loud. And suddenly is started smelling like New Years…
festival fireworksAfter the fireworks was over, i felt the urge of getting something sweet.
festival sweetsGuess what i got? Something that i haven’t had in many years…See for yourself.
Festival cotton candy
Well, who would have thought that cotton candy can make you smile like that?! 😉
I’m glad i went with this spontaneous idea of visiting the festival. It was so much fun. And a great summer ending party.

Thanks for coming along.

 

Q: Have you attended any summer festivals this year? Tell me what kind of events are popular in your area?

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