The annual kite festival returns to Brenton Point State Park in Newport this July!

If you're looking for free, family fun the second weekend of July, you are in luck. The Newport Kite Festival is happening July 8th and 9th with hundreds of kites taking to the air.

Whether you have a kite of your own to fly or just want to get out and see what people from around the country will be bringing this year, the sky will be full of colorful kites from 12 noon to 5 p.m. both Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9.

The Kite Festival takes place on Ocean Ave in Newport at Brenton Point State Park. The park also features walking trails, beautiful gardens and a scenic there's plenty to do even if the kites don't hold your little ones interest that long.

Plus there'll be candy drops and kite lessons for the kids throughout the weekend long event too!