Great Lakes Kite Festival over

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Sunday marked the end of a decades-old West Michigan tradition: the Great Lakes Kite Festival.

"We are celebrating the end of an era. After 30 years, it's time to call the end of the festival," event organizer Steve Negen said.

"It's been a great run. We love it and we're very passionate about it, but it's time to move on," he added.

Unfortunately, the weather for the grand finale of the event at Grand Haven State Park wasn't ideal.

"The only wind direction on this beach that's bad is out of the east, and it's out of the east right now," Eric Wolff, the captain of the Chicago Fire Kite Team, explained.  

The event didn't give out prizes or medals, instead just offering a fun day for kite lovers. Flyers said they were sad to see it go.  

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