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National Kite Month
April 2017
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Kite Fest (LA)
[Port Allen]
       
SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Indoor fly with Electric Model Flyers
[Crescent City]
         
[Washington] Contact WOW Members for more Infomation
[Porirua]
         
[Tryon] Mark your calendars for Foothills Equestrian Nature Center’s Annual Go Fly a Kite Day on April 1st at 1pm! This long running event is always a family favorite in the community. Get outside and enjoy springtime at FENCE on this fun day. It’s always a great time flying kites up on Hawk’s ridge and enjoying the wonderful view of community members flying kites and having fun together. FENCE will provide kites to the first 200 children who arrive and there will be drinks and snacks for all who attend the event. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own kites as well for the event!
Visit www.fence.org for more information or call 828-859-9021.
 
         
[Glenwood] Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic
Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. Last year 123 people joined us so there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. Admission is free and there will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm, so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all five of the labyrinths and a maze across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.
BRING: your picnic, your kite, your laughter, the whole family and all your friends, your sunhat and something to sit on.
WE PROVIDE: Water, kite mending supplies, a Johnny on the Spot porta-pottie, loaner kites. Admission is free.
 
         
[Glenwood] Gather up your family and friends and come to Glenwood and join us for the Whitewater Mesa Fun Kite Flying Picnic. There are usually 100+ people and there is plenty of space without fences to tangle your kite strings, and room to park for your tailgate picnic. Admission is free and there will be a free raffle drawing for a kite at 2.30pm, so be sure to pick up your raffle ticket on arrival at the gate with the labyrinth sign. While you are here and for a completely different experience, walk one or all five of the labyrinths across the road at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths.
 
         
[Woodstock ] Join Woodstock Land Conservancy for a celebration of spring! Bring a kite to fly at the open field of Zena Cornfield, Woodstock Land Conservancy’s first preserve on April 1, the first day of National Kite Month. There will also be a spring flower planting activity for kids.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites. Some kites will be available. Materials for flower planting will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Parking is available across the street from Zena Cornfield and along Gitnick Road on the stream side.
 
         
[Tulsa] Tulsa Wind Riders will gather at Tulsa Botanic Garden for Kites at The Garden for the 4th year in a row. The garden will offer kite making for the kids for 3 dollars. The admission to the Botanical Gardens is 8 dollars for adults and 4 dollars for children. Admission for AKA members will be free courtesy of the Tulsa Wind Riders.
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[Lincoln, MA] Kite Education, Kite making, kite flying,
[Zionsville] 11am - ~1pm
Contact: Clark Shute, smilehiindy@netzero.net
Children’s kite making workshop for kids in a homeschool group; adults also attending; kite talk, Q&A, kite making; flying in field across from church.
[Chattanooga] I will be conducting a STEM kite workshop for a Family Math Night at Red Bank Middle School. Participants will build a kite, calculate area in sq. inches, convert to sq. ft., find their weight in grams, convert to pounds, and use a formula to figure out how much wind is needed to fly the kite. They will make Eddy kites.
 
[Oconto Falls] Make kites with kids - 93, 4th graders
[Charlottesville] We invite kids and kite enthusiasts to join us at the vineyard and wine tasting room for a weekend of kite flying among the magestic Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.
   
[Chattanooga] I will be conducting a STEM kite workshop for two classes that are pulled together. One is a 7th grade pre-Algebra class and the other is an 8th grade Physical Science class. Participants will build a kite, calculate area in sq. inches, convert to sq. ft., find their weight in grams, convert to pounds, and use a formula to figure out how much wind is needed to fly the kite. They will make Eddy kites.
   
SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Fun Fly & general meeting
[Santa Barbara] SAVE THE DATE! The 31st annual Santa Barbara Kite Festival returns Sunday, April 10th, 2016 with new extended hours 11am to 5pm, and new kite contests! In addition to the ever-popular “Children’s Tail Chase”, new kite contests for the 2016 festival include “Best of Fest”, “Best Ground Display (banners, flags display), “Youngest & Oldest Kite Flyers”, “Most Unique/Unusual Kite”, “Funniest Kite”, and “Most Unflyable Kite” ! Popular past contests will return including “Most Beautiful” (handmade & commercial), “Highest Flying”, “Largest & Smallest Kites”, “Kite Fighting” and “Sport Flying”. Prizes will be awarded to all contest winners. The Santa Barbara Kite Festival is held each year on the west campus lawn at Santa Barbara City College 973 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, 93109 (next to the Garvin Theatre), a short distance from the main campus. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is available on both west campus and the main campus. Kites can be purchased at the festival. For more info, visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/santabarbarakitefestival and our website www.sbkitefest.com. Email sbkitefest@gmail.com or davidhefferman@hotmail.com. Phone 805-627-6202 or 805-963-2964
         
[Bel Air] Calling kids of all ages to the 12th annual Bel Air Kite Festival! To be held at Rockfield Park in Bel Air, Maryland on April 8th from 10am to 4pm. Bring a kite, a blanket & chairs, and a picnic lunch for a day of fun - you can sit back, watch the kites, and enjoy the music too. If you’ve never flown before there will be lots of volunteers to help. Go fly a kite!!
[Nellysford]
         
[Mechanicville] A presentation all about kites. Each child that attends will receive a kite to take home. Open to children in grades kindergarten and up. Registration is required, so please stop in or call us at 664-4646.
 
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[warden]
       
[West Chester] Co-sponsored by PIGS Aloft and Butler County MetroParks, Kites ’N MPX is a family friendly kite fly featuring gigantic inflatable kites, kite ballet, and kids kite making.
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[Hanscom AFB] 3rd Grade class Kite Day. Kite demonstrations, building, history, geography, arts and science of kites.
Indoor and outdoor kite flying.
NKM event.
 
[Lahaina] Celebrate the wide world of kites and national kite month during this two-day Maui event:  On Friday between 10 am and 8:30 pm, a traditional Chinese Kite Festival takes place at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites in traditional and modern styles. Help make a large kite to be flown the next day; purchase one of the many kites for sale. Hear presentations on the history of kites around the world and kite sports. There will be Chinese music and entertainment, teas and food samples served in the garden. 
On Saturday, take the whole family to fly kites from 9 am to 2 pm! This outdoor event takes place on the Lahaina Cannery Mall’s open lawn off Honoapiilani Hwy. Watch aerial displays of acrobatic sport kites and kite fighting from Hawaii Kitefliers Association. Bring your own kite to fly and get tips from the kite masters. It’s all free.
[Nelson]
   
[Chattanooga] I will be conducting a STEM kite workshop for two classes that are pulled together. One is a 7th grade pre-Algebra class and the other is an 8th grade Physical Science class. Participants will build a kite, calculate area in sq. inches, convert to sq. ft., find their weight in grams, convert to pounds, and use a formula to figure out how much wind is needed to fly the kite. They will make Eddy kites.
   
[San Diego] Slotozilla company is araganizing free workshop for all kite enthusiasts. On this workshop you will learn how to make and fly kites.You will not only listen to the lecutrer but also will watch video and by the end of the day kite made by your own hands will fly. All materials will be provided by Slotozilla company.
[Buena Vista] This is a imprompt to Fun Fly that the Parks and Rec Dept would like to do at their park on Easter. We hope we can get some flyers from the Blue Ridge Festival to stop by on their way out of town. They are trying to start up a new festival for us to enjoy.
         
[Bagdad] Bagdad Waterfront Florida Partnership, Inc. proudly presents Riverfront Spring Festival. 10:00am-1:00pm. Open to all ages, young and old - friendly dogs on leashes welcomed. Easter hat parade for women (10:30), girls (11:00), men (11:30). Egg hunt, egg toss, egg relay. Kite flying contest ($1 entry), Hay ride ($2), Train ride ($2), Petting zoo ($3), Pet feed ($2), Horse rides ($5), Face painting ($5+), food.
 
         
[Leoti] Let the wind of Western Kansas take you away! This family-friendly festival is in its 5th year. Join us for a day of music, fun, food, and most importantly, KITES! Bring your own kites for open fly or you can purchase kites from vendors.
 
         
Fund Raiser (OH)
[Springfield] Fund raising event featuring kite building; public kite flying area; kite ballet; jumbo kite flying. Event time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Purchase a kite on site or bring along a kite to fly. Demonstrations by AKA members.
 
         
Kite Fun Fly (PA)
[Waynesboro] Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from our Kite Masters—brothers Sam and George Adams—in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop is scheduled for 12:00–1:30, all welcome; $1 materials donation. For more information visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
 
         
Fun Fly (PA)
[Waynesboro] Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from our Kite Masters—brothers Sam and George Adams—in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.–12:30, all welcome; $1 materials donation. For more information visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
 
         
[Salem] 19th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival is always a highlight of Spring, a crowd of 7-10 thousand people normally attend this event. Kiters from up and down the East Coast come to this event to show their skills and enjoy the hospitality of the folks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will Smoot
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[Chesterfield] Fun fly and sanctioned competition!
We will hold an indoor fly and competition on Friday night from 6-9 p.m. at Parkway West High School’s main gym (14653 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011). Outdoor fun fly, kitemaking for kids, demonstrations, and sanctioned competition on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (address is above).
[FLAT ROCK] Fun!Free!Family!Friendly!Event First twenty kids accompanied by an adult will receive a free kite! We’ve been making memories for twenty years...join us.
         
[Essex 02419] 4th annual "Kite Day at Cogswell Grant"
A day of kite flying, kite making, fun and games. Food and drink will be served. Bol racing, bubbles, candy drops. Rain date will be Sunday, April 23, 2017
         
[Long Branch]
         
[Milton] 10:00am-12:00am The Florida Dept of Health in Santa Rosa County WIC program will be hold the 10th Annual Walk for Mommy and Me. As part of Florida’s Healthiest Weight Campaign, the walk is a good way to emphasize the importance of physical activity and nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle.
[Doylestown] Celebrate National Kite Month by learning to build, decorate and fly your own kite on the grounds of Fonthill Castle. Kite expert, Clifford "The Kiteman" Quinn, will discuss his passion for kites and kite flying in a presentation at 1 pm. Bring your own kite to fly or purchase one to build and decorate. Gate admission is $5 per family.
         
[Spartanburg] This is our 4th annual festival. Located in the Piedmont of SC (Northwest corner of SC, 1 hour South of Charlotte, NC). Local club with support from the WACOS from NC. AKA members and other fliers welcome.
 
         
[Spartanburg] Come SOAR with Chapman Cultural Center during this all day International Kite Festival! Spartanburg Soaring! is a community-wide initiative that encourages creativity, promotes healthy outdoor activity and builds civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engages cultural curiosity and promotes active play through activities and events all across the city, including live music, great food trucks, and an art market.
Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States. The kite festival will be held in and around the Chapman Cultural Center, where hundreds of colorful kites will fill the skies above Spartanburg.
 
         
[Spartanburg] Come SOAR with Chapman Cultural Center during this all day International Kite Festival! Spartanburg Soaring! is a community-wide initiative that encourages creativity, promotes healthy outdoor activity and builds civic pride. Using kites as a common theme, Spartanburg Soaring! engages cultural curiosity and promotes active play through activities and events all across the city, including live music, great food trucks, and an art market.
Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States. The kite festival will be held in and around the Chapman Cultural Center, where hundreds of colorful kites will fill the skies above Spartanburg.
 
         
[Bedford] Free kites for kids as we celebrate the first Bedford P&R Kite Fly!
Hope to see you there!
More details to come from the Parks and Rec department but plan ahead and put it in your calendar.
 
         
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[Dighton] Kite demonstration and kite making for 6th graders. A presentation of kite with indoor kite performance and outdoor kite flying.
   
[BIKANER] BIKANER INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL 2017 IS LARGEST KITE FESTIVAL OF BIKANER RAJASTHAN INDIA.
[ENID]
       
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SDKC (CA)
[San Diego] Indoor fly with Electric Model Flyers
[Atlanta] Community Kite Festival created to promote Autism Awareness. This fundraiser will include kite flying, demonstrations, and kite making. There will also be food trucks and live music. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of Georgia.
 
         
[Shipshewana] Time: 11am - 3pm
Kite demos provided by various Midwest flyers & teams; candy drop; kite making workshop for kids; dual-line learn-to-fly field; vendor booths.
 
         
KiteFest (NM)
[Albuquerque] Hugh flat grass field (Big enough that they launch 100’s of hot air balloons at one time). It’s a Fun fly. Custom handmade kites on display. Kite making. Fly your kite. Buy a kite. Also other activities such as: face decorating; join in the parade; meet over a dozen mascots; get picture taken with the princesses; tour inside the Bernalillo Co. Helicopter; cow milking demos, jump rope like you’ve never seen before (like while sitting on the ground). All free. $10 per carload parking fee at the park. Entrance and all activities are free.
 
         
[Reading] Every April, the Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. April is also National Kite Month, when the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department hosts "Go Fly a Kite! Day". The YMCA of Reading & Berks County and the County of Berks have joined forces to create one fantastic event combining healthy activities & information for kids and their families with kite-flying fun!
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