Busy weekend in Ocean CityThis weekend, visitors to Ocean...

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April 22, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Busy weekend in Ocean City

This weekend, visitors to Ocean City can meet world-class wildfowl carvers and artists at the Convention Center, then head for the beach between 9th and Caroline streets, where the sky will be filled with a kaleidoscope of colors at the Maryland International Kite Festival. Showcasing a cast of international kite-fliers, the colorful festival includes giant air-filled creatures, huge walk-through spinners, flight routines choreographed to music, demonstrations by professional fliers, free lessons, musical entertainment and a parade.

At the Wildfowl Carving Competition, sponsored by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 1,000 carvers and artists from around the world compete for more than $90,000 in prizes. Additionally, 125 exhibitors display carvings, paintings and related items.

Both events take place tomorrow through Sunday. Show hours for the carving championship are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8, $7 seniors and students, and $16 for a three-day pass. Call 410-742-4988. The kite festival starts at 2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free to spectators. Call 410-289-7855.

Celtic Festival

Celebrate the heritage of Scots, Irish, Welsh, Manx, Bretton, Cornish and others on Saturday at the Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Road, in St. Leonard. More than 50 clans and societies will share information on their heritage. Watch kilted pipers, dancers and athletes compete, and listen to music on four stages. Storytellers weave tales near grazing sheep, alongside historical displays and re-enactments. And there's plenty of food.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10, under 12 free. Call 410-257-9003.

Pub Date: 04/22/99

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